toddler falls from cruise ship

Tot girl falls to her death from 11th floor of cruise ship, police say

**UPDATE**

Tot girl who fell from 11th floor of cruise ship identified, as police explain how the tragedy really happened: Reports

Original Story

A toddler girl is dead after falling from the 11th floor of a Caribbean “Freedom of the Seas” ship on Sunday.

Telemundo reports that the grandfather of the 1-year-old girl was allegedly dangling her from a window when he apparently slipped or lost his grip. The ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after a week-long trip when the incident occurred.

The little girl reportedly landed on the hard surface of the Pan American dock after the fall. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

“[We heard] the screams of the families because we were close,” one of the ship’s passengers told the outlet. “Because of the mother’s cry…. That tonality, a scream of pain of that nature. It does not compare to any other scream.”

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The toddler, from Indiana, was vacationing with her family, including her parents and grandparents, according to FOX News.

According to Department of Public Security official Elmer Román, authorities are currently investigating the incident and reviewing security footage.

“At one point, one of her grandparents… in an act of games, exposes the girl to the void and falls out of his hands……Police have now launched an investigation and are trawling CCTV of the ship. At this time (the Division of) Homicide is in place. It has not been possible to interview the family.”

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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