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Young Boy in Orlando Hospital After Near-Drowning Incident Aboard Disney Cruise Line

A four-year-old boy is in an Orlando hospital after nearly drowning on a cruise ship while it was docked at Port Canaveral. The child was aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship Saturday afternoon before it embarked on a journey through the Caribbean.

Rena Langley, Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman, stated that the child was unresponsive when he was taken out of the pool around 3:30 p.m. The boy was first taken to a local Port Canaveral hospital, but was then transported to Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. As of Tuesday, there was no update on the boy’s condition. Disney Cruise Line is focusing on assisting the family during this time of need. The incident occurred as the ship was preparing to depart for the western Caribbean. Port Canaveral police conducted an investigation and released the ship to leave port about forty-five minutes after its scheduled departure time.

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