8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling From Cruise Ship

An 8-year-old girl fell to her death from a cruise ship on Saturday, police said. 

Police said the girl was on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship “Carnival Glory” which had docked at Port Miami when the incident happened. 

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The girl fell from the ship’s interior atrium to a lower deck at around 8:15 a.m., according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The girl was transported the child to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where she died, police said

The police department’s homicide unit is working with Carnival Cruise Lines to discover details of the incident, police said.

"We understand that the child may have fallen 20 or so feet from a landing," Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Ignatius Carroll said at a news conference

Police have not identified the 8-year-old.

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”Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time," Jennifer De La Cruz, vice president of corporate communications with Carnival, said in a statement. 

The ship was turned over to Carnival to resume normal operations, reports said

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