Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

8-year-old girl falls to her death from docked cruise ship

8-year-old girl falls to her death from docked cruise ship

Firefighters performed CPR on the girl, who has not yet been identified, in a desperate bid to save her life.

Police said, the young girl was transported to the Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center by the emergency personnel, the young girl took her last breath there and died.

An eight-year-old girl has died after plunging several floors inside a docked cruise ship in Miami, Florida.

It is still unclear how the girl fell and Miami-Dade police are investigating.

The distance she fell has not been determined, but authorities said it may have been up to 15 metres.

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Carroll said the 8-year-old girl fell about two stories inside the cruise ship when the ship was said to have just arrived and everyone was disembarking at the port after a week-long trip.

We'll keep updating this post once more details are known including the cruise ship this occurred on.

"Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very hard time", said Jennifer De La Cruz, vice president of corporate communications with Carnival, according to a police news release.

The ship's command contacted Miami-Dade Police, which was on site.

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