The family of a one-year-0ld girl who fell off of a cruise ship onto a concrete dock in Puerto Rico blames Royal Caribbean for her death.
Today reports Chloe Wiegand fell out of her grandfather’s arms while aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas and fell onto a concrete dock. Her family’s attorney, Michael Winkleman, stated that the grandfather placed the girl on a ledge near a window in the children’s area. However, he was unaware that the window was opened.
“Essentially her grandfather lifts her up and puts her on a railing and where he thinks that there is glass there because it’s clear, but it turns out there was no glass there.”
Winkleman added that the open window should have been addressed since Royal Caribbean staff didn’t write a warning about the broken window.
“Why in the world would you leave a window open in an entire glass wall full of windows in a kids area?”
“I mean, why would you have that kind of a hidden danger without any warning, without any sign, without any notice?”
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Royal Caribbean did not speak about the broken window when they released a statement about Chloe’s death.
“Out of respect for their privacy, we do not plan to comment further on the incident.”
Chloe’s family remains in Puerto Rico while authorities are investigating the factors leading up to her death.
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