8-year-old girl dies in fall on Carnival cruise ship docked in Miami

Undated file photo of Carnival Cruise ship. (Carnival Corporation via AP, File)

MIAMI, Fla. (WFLA) – An 8-year-old girl has died after a two-story fall inside a cruise ship at PortMiami Saturday, NBC Miami reports.

The child was disembarking the Carnival Glory around 8:15 a.m. and fell from a balcony in the ship’s interior atrium to the lower deck.

Carnival Cruise Line released the following statement regarding the incident:

“The ship’s medical team responded immediately and the child was transported to the ship’s medical center. She was subsequently transferred via ambulance to a local hospital. The ship’s command immediately contacted Miami-Dade Police Department which is on site. Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time.”

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