FBI investigates death of child on cruise ship

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)
February 5, 2014 3:30:50 PM PST
The FBI is investigating the death of one child and the hospitalization of another after they were pulled from a swimming pool aboard a cruise ship off the North Carolina coast.

Bureau spokesman David Couvertier said Wednesday that officials from the Tampa division met the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship when it docked in Port Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday.

Couvertier said the FBI became involved because the Norwegian Cruise Line ship was in international waters about 40 miles off Cape Lookout, N.C., when the two boys were found Monday. He also said it was because the 4-year-old boy who died was a U.S. citizen.

A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Hospital spokeswoman Chris Mackey said his family didn't want his condition made public.


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