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Girl, 8, dies in fall on cruise ship docked in Miami

Girl, 8, dies in fall on cruise ship docked in Miami (Photo: KUTV)

MIAMI (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl fell to her death after a cruise ship docked in Miami.

The Miami Herald reports that the girl died Saturday morning after falling several floors to the lower deck of the ship's interior atrium.

Miami-Dade police say the girl fell on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Glory. She died at a hospital.

Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says the distance the girl fell has not been determined, but could have been 25-to-50 feet.

Police have not identified the girl, and say the ship has been turned back over to Carnival and resumed normal operations.

Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement saying, "The ship's medical team responded immediately and the child was transported to the ship's medical center. She was subsequently transferred via ambulance to a local hospital."

Carnival said the ship's command immediately contacted Miami-Dade police. "Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time."

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