Unfortunate news is coming out of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Miami headquarters. A 6-year-old boy has drowned in a pool aboard one of its cruise ships. The boy has been identified as Qwentyn Hunter of Winter Garden, Florida. The CARNIVAL VICTORY was on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise Sunday when the tragedy happened.
Investigators stated the boy was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother at the time. Most interesting, reports indicate that passengers, not Carnival personnel, pulled the boy from the water and began CPR. For the large part, cruise ship pools and hot tubs are not guarded leaving passengers to fend for themselves in an emergency. Given many families with children cruise with Carnival, this practice falls below the hospitality industries’ safety standards.
The cruise and pool injury lawyers of Brais Brais & Rusak are very experienced will pool accidents occurring on land and on cruise ships. If you or a loved one suffered an aquatic accident any would like to learn more about your rights, feel free to contact our law firm at 800-499-0551 for a free consultation.