Child dies after being found in ship pool off North Carolina
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In this May 8, 2013, file photo, people pause to look at Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, on the Hudson River, in New York. A 4-year-old child died after being pulled unresponsive from a swimming pool on the Norwegian Breakaway, off the coast of North Carolina on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, cruise line and Coast Guard officials said. Crew members were able to revive a 6-year-old boy also found in the pool. He was airlifted to a hospital, where his condition was unknown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this May 8, 2013, file photo, people pause to look at Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, on the Hudson River, in New York. A 4-year-old child died after being pulled unresponsive from a swimming pool on the Norwegian Breakaway, off the coast of North Carolina on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, cruise line and Coast Guard officials said. Crew members were able to revive a 6-year-old boy also found in the pool. He was airlifted to a hospital, where his condition was unknown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 4-year-old child has died after being pulled from a swimming pool on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the North Carolina coast.

A 6-year-old boy also found in the pool Monday was revived and was flown to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern with his grandmother and a nurse from the ship. The boy was then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. A spokeswoman said Tuesday that the hospital was waiting for the boy's parents to arrive to approve releasing his condition.

Norwegian says a medical team on the ship performed CPR, but the younger child died. A Norwegian spokeswoman line didn't immediately return messages Tuesday.

According to Norwegian's website, the 4,000-passenger ship is based in New York and was headed to Florida. The itinerary then had it headed to the Bahamas.



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