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Girl, 10, drowns in pool aboard cruise ship off S. Carolina

(Photo source: Norwegian Cruise Line) (Photo source: Norwegian Cruise Line)
By The Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who drowned in a pool aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the Carolinas.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn told The Associated Press the girl died Sunday afternoon aboard the Norwegian Gem about 75 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Littlejohn said ship's officials reported the drowning and sailed to Port Canaveral, Florida, arriving Monday. He didn't identify the child or give further details.

Vanessa Picariello, spokeswoman for Miami-based Norwegian Cruise lines, said in an emailed statement that the ship's medical team answered an emergency call from the pool deck Sunday, administered CPR and other care but couldn't revive the girl. She says cruise officials are "extremely saddened" and extend "deepest sympathies to the family."

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