Puerto Rico.- The little girl, only one and a half years old, fell into the void from the eleventh floor of a cruise ship docked in the Port of San Juan (Puerto Rico). According to the first police reports, the girl was with her grandfather, who lost control and could not prevent it from falling from a window.
A statement from the cruise company Royal Caribbean reported that the team of psychologists on the ship was assisting the family after the terrible event. “We are dismayed by the tragic incident and our hearts are with the family”, can be read in the text sent by the company.
The victim is the daughter of a marriage of US citizens of the state of Indiana, local media reported, traveling on the cruise with more relatives, including the grandfather of the girl who, according to the first police reports, was with her when it rushed through one of the windows of the ship against the concrete pier.
Although the girl was quickly transferred to the hospital, her death was certified shortly afterwards. Several passengers of the cruise have reported on ‘Telemundo PR’ that they heard the heartrending cry of the victim’s mother. “A scream of that nature is not comparable to anything else,” says one of the witnesses.
Local authorities have not offered more details about what happened. The Puerto Rican police will be in charge of the investigation since the cruise was in this territory at the time of the incident.