Family meets with Carnival Cruise Line officials after girl falls to death on ship

Family meets with Carnival Cruise Line officials after girl falls to death on ship


>>Louis: RIGHT NOW 5:30 A FAMILY SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS AFTER OF A EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL FELL TO HER DEATH ONBOARD A CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP DOCKED A PORTMIAMI. THAT GIRL AND HER FAMILY HAD JUST RETURNED HOME AND A WEEK LONG CRUISE.>>Laurie: CAN YOU IMAGINE? HOW HER RELATIVES WANT TO MEET WITH CARNIVAL OFFICIALS TO FIND OUT HOW SHE FELL. LOCAL10’S LIANE MOREJON IS LIVE IN DORAL WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION.>>Liane: JUST TRAGIC, LOUIS AND LAURIE. THIS FAMILY HAD GONE THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST FUN DAYS OF THEIR LIVES ONLY TO END WITH A TRAGEDY. RIGHT NOW WE’RE AT CARNIVAL HEADQUARTERS. IT’S ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE THIS FAMILY IS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY WHEN SHE FELL TWO STORIES.>>WE NEED SOME ANSWERS. ONCE WE GET THAT, WE CAN MOVE FORWARD. FROM THAT DAY FORWARD.>>Liane: THE FAMILY OF A LITTLE GIRL WHO DIED ABOARD A CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP SAY THEY WANT TO SEE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND HOW IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. IT’S BEEN TWO DAYS NOW SINCE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD ZION SMITH FELL TO HER DEATH. FAMILY MEMBERS FLEW INTO MIAMI SUNDAY FROM THE BAHAMAS.>>WE JUST ASKING EVERYBODY IN AMERICA TO COME TO THE BAHAMAS, JUST PRAY AS MY SISTER’S IDENTIFIER SAFETY AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY GO THROUGH THIS.>>Liane: THE GLORY HAD JUST RETURNED TO PORTMIAMI AFTER A SEVEN-DAY CARIBBEAN KRUSE. SMITH WAS PART OF A PARTY OF EIGHT ENJOYING A FAMILY VACATION WITH HER LITTLE BROTHER, MOM, HER MOM’S BOYFRIEND AND MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY. AS THE SHIP DOCKED AT PORTMIAMI, SMITH FELL DOWN TWO STORIES INTO THE SHIP’S LOWER DECK LANDING ON THE HARD FLOOR BELOW. PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS RUSHED TO TRY AND SAVE HER.>>I WENT RUNNING DOWN AND I CHECKED HER PULSES. SHE HAD NO PULSES. I DID CPR UNTIL THE DOCTOR SHOWED UP.>>Liane: SMITH WAS TRANS FORD TO RYDER TRAUMA WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.>>EIGHT-YEAR-OLD. SHE HASN’T STARTED LIFE YET.>>Liane: FAMILY MEMBERS VISITED THE ECONOMICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE MONDAY. THEY ALSO SAID THEY WANT TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY AND MEET WITH CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE BRASS IN HOPES OF FULLY COMPREHENDING HOW THIS TRAGEDY TOOK PLACE. AND THEY SAY THEY REALLY WANT TO SEE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM INSIDE. IT’S UNCLEAR IF THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO SO JUST YET OR IF THEY’VE HIRED THAT ATTORNEY. WE DO KNOW FROM A CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE SPOKESPERSON THAT THEY HAVE MADE THEIR CARE TEAM AVAILABLE TO THIS FAMILY EVER SINCE THIS TRAGEDY TOOK PLACE.

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