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A young girl has died after slipping from her grandfather's arms on the 11th deck of a cruise ship while it was docked in Puerto Rico, according to reports.

The child, who is believed to have been 18 months old, is understood to have fallen from the Freedom of the Seas ship onto the concrete port below.
Local media have said preliminary reports suggest the child was being carried by her grandfather who slipped and dropped the child overboard.

She was taken to hospital in San Juan following the incident on Sunday afternoon but was pronounced dead shortly after.

A statement from the Department of Public Security of Puerto Rico said: "We regret the sad event that occurred on the Freedom of the Seas cruise and we sympathised with the family of the girl who died."

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Sugar Cookie

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The family is going to sue and the cruise ship will settle.

There going on morning shows instead of taking the time to grieve and attempting to shift the blame to the cruise line than the grandfather tells you what the parents' plan is.

The cruise line was negligent if there was no pane of glass and it is in there best interest to give the family money so this will go away.

This incident is not going to stop people from going on cruises just like people still go to Thailand and the DR
 

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Brillig

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If grandpa hadn't lifted her up and set her IN the open window, on what appears to be a window sill a few inches wide, the kid could not have fallen. She could not have reached that high window on her own. Or if he had even just bothered to keep a grip on her.

I don't think it is negligent for a company to not have anticipated every improbable, moronic act anyone might ever commit.
 
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Is that picture grandpa in the window right after she fell?
I don't believe it is. I thought the fall happened during the day.

Does it look to anyone else like those windows are tinted like grey green?
They look like it to me. Plus the open window looks very visually different than the closed window. Plus, that window sill looks narrow to me. How did grandpa think there was enough room for the kids butt on one side of a closed window with such a narrow sill?

I suppose I can understand why the family wants to try and blame the cruise line, since the alternative means accepting that grandpa's momentary stupidity killed their child. That would make future relations and family gatherings difficult. If you blame the cruise line, it mitigates that significantly.
 
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Keepalowprofile

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This photo was taken by her dad (the same one that had to be given sedatives)of the window from the inside after the accident (looks like that night):
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What does that mean?
You do know people go thru a rollercoaster of emotions when something tragic happens.
I went thru the most horrific battle of my life for no less than 30 minutes.
I was able to tell all the details to the authorities, assist some other people that needed it more than me, all without raising my voice or shedding a tear. When all was quiet and safe, I went into an uncontrollable crying, shaking, weak state for about 3 weeks.
So just because he was able to document it means nothing.


Looking at the window pictures he took, it's impossible to see which one is open and which one is closed.
I wished the red arrows weren't there .
It would be fun to see what things dumbasses would have to say
 

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cubby

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The picture might better document how the window looked open or closed if it had been taken in the daytime instead of at night. Windows look totally different in the daylight than they do after dark.

To me, the window that is on the left, that is labelled as open, looks very much like the one on the far right, which is supposedly closed.
 

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cubby

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I've read a whole of lot of articles from several different sources and in the comments of most of them is always several posters who say they've been on that particular ship and the windows are tinted, some said blue and some said green, I don't think he threw her out the window on purpose but he acted very negligently and now they're trying to spin it as the cruise company's fault.
 

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From the link.
. an official from the justice department told DailyMail.com that, on the advice of his lawyer, the elderly IT worker from Valparaiso, Indiana, left the ministry later that day without giving an official statement.
Good job Daily mail. Not really a lie. But certainly sensational.
 

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