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Child nearly drowns in pool on Disney Fantasy

by Leah Zanolla
Mar 30, 2013

A 4-year-old boy nearly drowned in the family pool onboard the Disney Fantasy while it was still docked at Port Canaveral Saturday, March 30. The boy was found "in distress" in the pool around 3:30 pm; the ship was scheduled to leave port around 5:45 pm. Witnesses commented on this thread on the DISboards to say his parents were not in the pool at the time of the incident, but "ran over while emergency rescuers worked on him." He had a pulse when he left the ship, but his current condition is unknown. He was transported by ambulance to Cape Canaveral Hospital, and then flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando.

Disney spokeswoman Rena Langley said, "We're focused on assisting the family. Clearly, our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

There are no lifeguards at the ship's pools; signs are posted in the area noting this.

Earlier this month, a 13-year-old boy died after being found unconscious in the pool at Disney's Pop Century Resort after the lifeguards were off duty.

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