The boy was spotted by another passenger who pulled him out of the pool. The medical staff on board responded quickly and performed CPR for more than an hour. However, they were unable to revive him. A letter was sent out to all passengers on Liberty of the Seas informing them of the tragedy. The letter asked to respect the privacy of the family and said how important it was to look out for each other and be compassionate and considerate. Royal Caribbean also added:
“We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. I ask that you join us in keeping the child’s family in our thoughts and prayers.”
The cruise line is doing everything they can to help the family. The Royal Caribbean Care team is providing assistance to the family and friends of the eight year old boy.
There are no lifeguards on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Disney Cruise Line is currently the only mainstream cruise line to assign lifeguards to the swimming pools on their ships.
Cruise Fever also sends our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of this eight year old boy. Liberty of the Seas is currently on a seven night cruise out of Galveston, Texas with port stops in Cozumel, Roatan, and Costa Maya.