Child Airlifted From Carnival Cruise After Falling From Balcony

KHOU 11's Ron Trevino reports

HOUSTON -- A young girl was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a balcony on board the Carnival Breeze cruise ship.

The ship sailed from Galveston to the Bahamas and was on the way back to Texas when the child was injured. 

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The U.S. Coast Guard tells KHOU it was notified by the ship Friday evening, and a UH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived at the boat around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

A guest on the ship shared pictures with KHOU.

Carnival Cruise Line released the following statement:

I can confirm that yesterday afternoon on board the cruise ship Carnival Breeze, a three-year-old child fell from her stateroom balcony to an outdoor deck area one level below. She was in stable condition on board the vessel and was airlifted to Tampa as a precaution.  Our CareTeam has been providing assistance and support to the family.

The Coast Guard reported the child had injuries to her face.

The ship has resumed its journey and should arrive back in Galveston on Sunday.

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