Young girl airlifted from Carnival cruise ship after falling from balcony

GALVESTON, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - According to KHOU.com, a 3-year-old girl is recovering after falling from a balcony on a Carnival cruise ship.

The Carnival Breeze cruise ship left from Galveston, Texas bound for the Bahamas. On it's return trip, a little girl fell from her room's balcony onto another part of the ship below.

On Friday, the Coast Guard responded to calls from the ship about the girl, and dispatched a UH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. She was airlifted to a Tampa, Florida hospital with injuries to her face.

According to KHOU.com, the Carnival cruise line issued a 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 ship has resumed it's course and will be back in Galveston by Sunday.


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