Young Boy Drowns Aboard Norwegian Breakaway, Second Airlifted To Hospital

 Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed multiple reports of a young boy drowning aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, and a second boy being airlifted to a hospital in Tennessee.

Norwegian Cruise Line released a statement regarding the incident on their Facebook page earlier this evening:

“We are extremely saddened to report that a tragedy occurred on board Norwegian Breakaway this morning. Our emergency medical team was called and notified that two small children were rescued from the adult pool, but were unresponsive on the pool deck. The team responded immediately and quickly administered CPR to both children. The older child was then airlifted by the U.S. Coastguard to the closest medical facility, accompanied by his grandmother and a nurse from the ship. Devastatingly, after many resuscitation attempts, the younger child passed away on board.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support.

The family is in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well.”

Reports from local news stations along the East Coast have confirmed the youngest boy to be four year’s old and the oldest to be six years old. The six year old boy has been airlifted to a hospital in Tennessee and is currently in stable condition.

As more information becomes available, the Cruise Addicts team will update this article.

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