The Oasis of the Seas returned to Port Everglades on Saturday night soon after leaving port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a medical emergency after a child was found underwater in a wave pool.
The 4 year old boy was found by another passenger underwater in the wave pool on the 15th deck on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Saturday night.
Crew members began to give the boy CPR when he was found not breathing, without a pulse, and in full cardiac arrest. The crew was able to revive the child as the ship was returning to port.
The child was taken to Broward Health Medical Center and was in critical condition. The child has not been identified by authorities.
The only cruise line to currently have lifeguards by the pools on their ships is Disney Cruise Line. Cruise Fever will continue to monitor this story and will have further updates when information becomes available.
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