MIAMI (CBSMiami) – What was supposed to be a fun family vacation on a Miami-based cruise ship turned into a nightmare for a Central Florida family after a 6-year-old boy drowned on board the ship.
According to Detective Javier Baez of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Qwentyn Hunter from Winter Garden was playing with his 10-year old in a pool on board the Carnival Cruise Ship Victory on Sunday when he was spotted motionless under the water.
Several passengers pulled him from the water and they tried to revive him, according to Baez, but he died on the ship.
“Carnival extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time. The company’s CareTeam is providing assistance and support,” Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement.
The Victory docked at PortMiami early Monday morning following the weekend cruise.