Two children, the 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, were discovered in
the pool at about noon on Monday. Medical staff abroad the boat were
able to revive the 6-year-old but the other child was pronounced
dead, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam SanSoucie.
The ship was about 35 miles off the coast of North Carolina at the
time of the incident, and the surviving child was airlifted, along
with his grandmother, to the state's Carteret General Hospital, he
"We are extremely saddened to report that a tragedy occurred on
board Norwegian Breakaway this morning," Norwegian Cruise Line
Holdings Ltd said in a statement posted on the cruise line's
Facebook page. "The team responded immediately and quickly
administered CPR to both children... Devastatingly, the younger
child passed away on board."
(Reporting by Edith Honan in New York; editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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