Cruise ship swimming pool accidents and drownings have been surfacing in the news lately. The issue has already been raised that needless swimming pool deaths are occurring because of the lack of supervision available at these cruise ship pools. A Florida mother has finally spoken out and has asked cruise ships to hire lifeguards to monitor cruise ship swimming pools, especially for the safety of children.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we are very familiar with swimming pool accidents that occur on cruise ships. You may have read another recent blog of ours that discusses the significance of swimming pool accidents and deaths that are occurring all too often. This mother’s story is yet another reason why it may be time for cruise ships to start making changes to ensure cruise ship swimming pools are safer.
This Florida mother nearly lost her 4-year-old son when he drifted away from a toddler pool on a cruise ship. Nobody noticed that the young boy was underwater for a long period of time, even nearby passengers. By the time the boy’s parents noticed he was underwater, he was already unconscious. He was underwater for five minutes and did not have a pulse. The parents report that passengers performed CPR to revive their son and not crew members. Continue reading →