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A six-year-old boy has drowned on board a Carnival Cruise Line ship.
Sky News reports that Carnival Victory was on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise when the boy drowned on Sunday.
He was at the pool area with his family, including his 10-year-old brother.
Passengers immediately pulled the boy from the water and began CPR but he died at the scene.
In a statement the company said: “Carnival extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time.
“The company’s CareTeam is providing assistance and support.”
The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating, but say the drowning appears to be accidental and foul play is not suspected.
The ship arrived back in Miami this morning.
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