Girl, 8, dies after falling several floors on Carnival cruise ship docked at PortMiami

After Carnival Cruise Lines ship Glory docked at PortMiami Saturday morning, an 8-year-old passenger fell several floors, sustaining fatal injuries, according to Miami-Dade police.

The girl, whose identity has yet to be released, fell to the lower deck of the ship’s interior atrium. The distance she fell was undetermined, Miami Fire Rescue Captain Ignatius Carroll said, but could have been 25 to 50 feet.

Carroll said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue originally received the call after 8 a.m. and Miami Fire Rescue responded to help. When Miami Fire Rescue arrived, Carroll said, Miami-Dade rescue workers were performing CPR on the girl. Miami Fire Rescue took the girl to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she died.

Miami-Dade police, which is handling the investigation, said “The ship has been turned over to Carnival Cruise Lines personnel to resume normal operations.”