|Four-Year-Old Child Nearly Drowns on Disney Cruise Ship|
(11:00 a.m. EST) -- A 4-year-old boy nearly drowned just hours after getting on Disney Fantasy on Saturday, March 30. The boy is receiving medical treatment at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Rena Langley, a spokeswoman for Disney Cruise Line, confirmed the incident, which occurred while the ship was still in port at Port Canaveral, for Cruise Critic.
"On Saturday afternoon, our medical personnel responded when a child was
unresponsive at one of the pools on the Disney Fantasy. The child was
quickly transported to the hospital."
According to the Orlando Sentinel,
Brevard Country rescue workers and Port Canaveral police responded to
the ship at about 3:30 p.m. and found the boy "in distress." He was
initially taken to Cape Canaveral Hospital, but then flown to Arnold
Palmer Hospital in Orlando.
Disney confirmed the boy is still alive, but neither the cruise line nor
Arnold Palmer Hospital would provide an update on his condition for
There are no lifeguards on Disney Fantasy.
Disney Fantasy departed Port Canaveral some 45 minutes late for a seven-night Caribbean cruise.
--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor
I would want to know where the parents were. I don't let my son in a pool without me in it, and he can swim not well but he can swim and he is 5. It is kind of annoying to me that this article is blaming Disney Cruise, what do you think?
on Apr. 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM