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Child Drowns In A Swimming Pool on Norwegian Cruise Line

By Staff Reporter / Feb 04, 2014 06:14 AM EST

Tags : child, die, drowned, swimming, pool, Norwegian, cruise, facebook, medical, team, lifeguards

  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • (Photo : Flickr ) Norwegian Breakaway is one of the largest and newest ships, embarking from New York City, carrying 4,000 passengers.

One of the two children rescued from a swimming pool on a Norwegian cruise line ship was declared dead on Monday. 

Two children aged 4 and 6 were rescued Monday, from a swimming pool on a Norwegian cruise liner, off the North Carolina coast. The boys were found in an unconscious state. The younger boy, aged 4, was declared dead later, according to the coast guards officials, reports NBC News.

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The crew members discovered the two children in the pool in the morning and pulled them out  and administered CPR to both but the younger one could not make it through, according to a statement, posted by the cruise officials on the official Facebook page, reveals an associated press report.

The older child was airlifted to the nearby Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina. There is no update available on the condition of the boy yet.

The Norwegian cruise team extended their condolences to the boy's family. "We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support," said the cruise team on Facebook. "The family is in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well."

The Norwegian Breakaway is a 4,000 passenger liner, which was going from New York to Florida. The liner does not have lifeguards on board and parents are expected to look after their children, reports the examiner.

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