Broward County

Boy, 4, nearly drowns in cruise-ship pool, listed in critical condition

Aerial view of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.
Aerial view of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. MICHEL VERDURE MIAMI HERALD FILE
 

A family's cruise ship vacation turned frightening Saturday when their 4-year-old boy nearly drowned in a wave pool on the 15th deck of the ship, leaving him in critical condition.

The boy "was swept under" in the pool aboard the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, and remained underwater anywhere between an estimated five to 10 minutes, according to Mike Jachles, spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

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