Girl, 8, dies in fall on cruise ship docked in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl fell to her death after a cruise ship docked in Miami.
The Miami Herald reports that the girl died Saturday morning after falling several floors to the lower deck of the ship's interior atrium.
Miami-Dade police say the girl fell on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Glory. She died at a hospital.
Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says the distance the girl fell has not been determined, but could have been 25-to-50 feet.
Police have not identified the girl, and say the ship has been turned back over to Carnival and resumed normal operations.
Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement saying, "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."
Carnival said the ship's command immediately contacted Miami-Dade police. "Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time."