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ConsciousOfEverythin
One day at a time. Then, tomorrow.
03:17 PM on 10/14/2013
Sad! I cannot imagine what the 10 year old is now feeling in the loss of a siblings, and especially going home with a brother from vacation.

Where were the parents? A 6 & 10 year old are not old enough to monitor themselves. Parents should not get so relaxed on vacation that they forget about watching the kids.
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ConsciousOfEverythin
One day at a time. Then, tomorrow.
07:31 PM on 10/14/2013
Correction: "without".
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esthoma
03:14 PM on 10/14/2013
So sad. Parents will have to live with this for the rest of their lives. I've been on Carnival Cruise ships and I have noticed children as young as 6 years old running around all by themselves with not a parent or guardian in sight. I don't know why parents assume that there are no pedophiles on a cruise ship or that somehow a ship's pools, elevators and staircases are any less dangerous than anywhere else. I would not be surprised if the cruise lines start clamping down on this by making parents/guardians sign a form stating that they will be subject to being put off the ship if their children are found anywhere on the ship without them.
03:27 PM on 10/14/2013
I agree!! 10 years olds can't take care of themselves much less a younger child! Both these children should have been with a parent or gaurdian right there with them. How terribly sad for the family!
04:20 PM on 10/14/2013
This would be a great thing for the entire cruise industry to do.
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Don1Carter
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03:10 PM on 10/14/2013
So sad. It's hard to imagine how this could happen with all the people who are always around on a cruise ship.
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Your name here
NOT ONE MORE.
04:20 PM on 10/14/2013
I have heard that a child can just silently slip under the water and drown, no struggling or splashing.
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Don1Carter
I luv my DemoCRAT Party
04:49 PM on 10/14/2013
Gee. I had never heard that before. Thanks.
03:09 PM on 10/14/2013
Parenting?
NO. No reason to.
Someone else should be watching my child.
Sure.
02:59 PM on 10/14/2013
Seems to me a cruise ship should hire a lifeguard.
I am not saying it's okay for parents not to watch their kids, but why doesn't Carnival hire lifeguards?
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Ed Baggett
Havana Cruise
02:57 PM on 10/14/2013
Carnival Cruises ...........next disaster: ship sinks.
03:16 PM on 10/14/2013
ready for another Ed ?
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RosieRetro
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02:54 PM on 10/14/2013
Where were the parents?
02:53 PM on 10/14/2013
"with other family members."

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Oh no that is terrible. There are not too many details here. The adults must have looked away for a few minutes...who knows. How sad.
02:51 PM on 10/14/2013
My Prayers and Condolences to the Parents,siblings,family and friends.So very heart breaking when you read about a child's death. R.I.P Little Guy
02:51 PM on 10/14/2013
I know it's an accident but his parents are at fault no one else......
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sweetmomma8101
You're a slave to money then you die
02:50 PM on 10/14/2013
Was there a life guard at the pool?
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FrkrBYtheSpkr
02:49 PM on 10/14/2013
I could swim quite well by the time I was six... If no foul play is suspected, then those parents are to blame for not making sure the child could swim. My parents were ADAMANT my sister and I knew how to swim I will take no different approach. This is another reason why.
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kjjmac51
03:28 PM on 10/14/2013
ESPECIALLY if you are taking them on a cruise with pools! It says this family live in Winter Garden,Fl. Almost every house has a pool,but even if this family didn't,it's hard to believe a child living in Florida was not taught how to swim by this age. It makes perfect sense on a logical level. I grew up in Connecticut,but since we were always heading to a lake,we were taught to swim at about seven or eight.
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FrkrBYtheSpkr
04:26 PM on 10/14/2013
Well, he was 6, but I was swimming at 3... It's never to early to learn something that's both fun and lifesaving.
02:47 PM on 10/14/2013
Parents, always watch your own children in a pool, the beach or a playground. Or have a responsible adult with them. Countless times I have become a strangers babysitter, because they were not watching. I don't mind but what happens when I leave or other moms or dads like me leave? Not all parents not watching their kids are terrible people. But they are being irresponsible parents. Some people are too laid back. Chances are nothing will happen, but why take that chance? When something could happen.
02:43 PM on 10/14/2013
It only take a minute for a kid to get out of your sight. So sorry for their loss.
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02:40 PM on 10/14/2013
Is babysitting part of that all inclusive on a cruise?