Boy flown to hospital after being found in pool on Independence of the Seas

Daily Echo: Boy, six, fights for life after being found at bottom of pool on cruise ship Boy, six, fights for life after being found at bottom of pool on cruise ship

A SIX-YEAR-OLD is fighting for his life after he was found unconscious at the bottom of a swimming pool on Southampton-based cruise ship.

The boy was reportedly found in one of the main outdoor pools of the Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.

When found, the youngster’s heart had stopped and he was not breathing, though cardio pulmonary resuscitation managed to restarted his heart.

A French Navy NH90 helicopter attended the ship, which was travelling off the Breton coast at the time of the incident, after the captain raised the alarm shortly before 2pm yesterday and flew the boy to Morvan Hospital in Brest.

His condition has been described as serious and his parents who were travelling with him on the ship are said to be at his bedside.

In a statment, Royal Caribbean said: "On Tuesday, May 27, onboard Independence of the Seas, a six-year old male guest from the U.K. was rescued from the ship’s swimming pool.  The guest was initially treated by the ship’s medical team, but required additional medical attention. Therefore, the ship altered its course and sailed towards land in order to meet a rescue helicopter.
 
"Royal Caribbean’s Care Team is providing support to the guest’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with them."

Independence of the Seas is currently on a seven-night cruise that departed Southampton, England, on Sunday, May 25, and includes port calls to Paris (Le Havre), France, and Bilbao and Gijon, Spain."

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3:31pm Wed 28 May 14

Bluhat says...

St.Ray wrote:
Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times!
You are a complete and utter MORON!
As well as a heartless, miserable waste of space who clearly doesn't have children.
[quote][p][bold]St.Ray[/bold] wrote: Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times![/p][/quote]You are a complete and utter MORON! As well as a heartless, miserable waste of space who clearly doesn't have children. Bluhat
  • Score: 30

3:44pm Wed 28 May 14

pins_and_evils says...

St.Ray wrote:
Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times!
Cold-hearted ****. Can you even imagine the horror those poor parents are facing right now? Cruise ships are large and children sometimes do manage to slip away, despite any parents best intentions. How desensitized to the suffering of others are you that you can make such a callous comment?

Take a long hard look at yourself buddy.
[quote][p][bold]St.Ray[/bold] wrote: Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times![/p][/quote]Cold-hearted ****. Can you even imagine the horror those poor parents are facing right now? Cruise ships are large and children sometimes do manage to slip away, despite any parents best intentions. How desensitized to the suffering of others are you that you can make such a callous comment? Take a long hard look at yourself buddy. pins_and_evils
  • Score: 30

5:01pm Wed 28 May 14

Jonny Maths says...

Please Daily Echo.... Remove all comments from this story and lock it.
Please Daily Echo.... Remove all comments from this story and lock it. Jonny Maths
  • Score: 10

6:06pm Wed 28 May 14

iow-is-red-and-white says...

St.Ray wrote:
Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times!
You have no details regarding the circumstances yet decide to point the finger at parents. Utter pr1ck.
[quote][p][bold]St.Ray[/bold] wrote: Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times![/p][/quote]You have no details regarding the circumstances yet decide to point the finger at parents. Utter pr1ck. iow-is-red-and-white
  • Score: 14

8:37pm Wed 28 May 14

sparkster says...

we don't know the full story, the child may have been walking by the pool with his parents missed his footing and fell in, we dont know, it isnt always a case of parents not caring for their kids, if you havent anything kind to say dont bother
we don't know the full story, the child may have been walking by the pool with his parents missed his footing and fell in, we dont know, it isnt always a case of parents not caring for their kids, if you havent anything kind to say dont bother sparkster
  • Score: 4

9:24pm Wed 28 May 14

solomum says...

St.Ray wrote:
Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times!
Yes, of course, the parents first thought will be compensation. You total moron. I pray that this young child will make a full recovery and will suffer no lasting trauma. I also hope St.Ray never experiences the sheer trauma of this kind of accident happening,
[quote][p][bold]St.Ray[/bold] wrote: Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times![/p][/quote]Yes, of course, the parents first thought will be compensation. You total moron. I pray that this young child will make a full recovery and will suffer no lasting trauma. I also hope St.Ray never experiences the sheer trauma of this kind of accident happening, solomum
  • Score: 5

9:53pm Wed 28 May 14

Mary80 says...

iow-is-red-and-white wrote:
St.Ray wrote:
Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times!
You have no details regarding the circumstances yet decide to point the finger at parents. Utter pr1ck.
Are you surprised? The DE comment section is full of people jumping to wild conclusions with little to no evidence
[quote][p][bold]iow-is-red-and-white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Ray[/bold] wrote: Why do I sense a "COMPENSHAYSUN" claim about to hit the cruise line? When will parents start to care for their brats at all times![/p][/quote]You have no details regarding the circumstances yet decide to point the finger at parents. Utter pr1ck.[/p][/quote]Are you surprised? The DE comment section is full of people jumping to wild conclusions with little to no evidence Mary80
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10:43pm Wed 28 May 14

sass says...

sparkster wrote:
we don't know the full story, the child may have been walking by the pool with his parents missed his footing and fell in, we dont know, it isnt always a case of parents not caring for their kids, if you havent anything kind to say dont bother
I can tell you have never been on a cruise ship. You have to climb stairs to get to the pool area. There are never any life guards, with warning signs to remind you of that.
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: we don't know the full story, the child may have been walking by the pool with his parents missed his footing and fell in, we dont know, it isnt always a case of parents not caring for their kids, if you havent anything kind to say dont bother[/p][/quote]I can tell you have never been on a cruise ship. You have to climb stairs to get to the pool area. There are never any life guards, with warning signs to remind you of that. sass
  • Score: 2

10:29am Thu 29 May 14

espanuel says...

sass wrote:
sparkster wrote:
we don't know the full story, the child may have been walking by the pool with his parents missed his footing and fell in, we dont know, it isnt always a case of parents not caring for their kids, if you havent anything kind to say dont bother
I can tell you have never been on a cruise ship. You have to climb stairs to get to the pool area. There are never any life guards, with warning signs to remind you of that.
He is making a logical comment whether he has been on a cruise ship or not. Read what he is writing first before you make stupid comments.
[quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: we don't know the full story, the child may have been walking by the pool with his parents missed his footing and fell in, we dont know, it isnt always a case of parents not caring for their kids, if you havent anything kind to say dont bother[/p][/quote]I can tell you have never been on a cruise ship. You have to climb stairs to get to the pool area. There are never any life guards, with warning signs to remind you of that.[/p][/quote]He is making a logical comment whether he has been on a cruise ship or not. Read what he is writing first before you make stupid comments. espanuel
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Thu 29 May 14

sparkster says...

No I never have been on a cruise ship, I was merely suggesting that people should not always jump to conclusions and blame the parents, what if family/friends are reading these posts, if you feel my comment is stupid, tough, we are entitled to express an opinion
No I never have been on a cruise ship, I was merely suggesting that people should not always jump to conclusions and blame the parents, what if family/friends are reading these posts, if you feel my comment is stupid, tough, we are entitled to express an opinion sparkster
  • Score: 1

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