6-year-old boy drowns on Carnival cruise from Miami


A 6-year-old boy drowned in a Carnival Cruise pool while the ship was at sea, according to Miami-Dade police and the Doral-based company.

The boy, Qwentyn Hunter of Winter Garden in Central Florida, was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother when he went under water and didn’t surface.

Other passengers pulled the boy from the water and tried to revive him, according to police.

The Carnival Victory, with more than 3,000 passengers, was on the last stretch of a four-day Caribbean cruise Sunday when the boy drowned in the middle pool.

“Carnival extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time,” the cruise line said in a statement.

The drowning appears to be an accident; no foul play is suspected, police said Monday.

The ship, the Carnival Victory, returned to PortMiami on Monday morning from its weekend itinerary.

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