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    Near Drowning on Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

    More sad news to report as a child was just airlifted to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando after a near drowning on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship before it left Port Canaveral this afternoon. Orlando Sentinel
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    Re: Near Drowning on Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

    I hope the little boy is alright. I hate to point fingers, but this accident lies solely on the parents. Who in their right mind let's a 4-year old go anywhere near a pool without being watched like a hawk?






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    Re: Near Drowning on Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

    I agree, the fault rests squarely with the parents on this one. Fortunately, for the parents, Arny Palmer's Children's Hospital was nearby in Orlando. I just hope they had adequate insurance. The airlift bill alone is very expensive.
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    Re: Near Drowning on Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

    My thought was, how did anyone get to use the pools before the ship sailed? I have been on two cruises with Holland America and I don't remember the pools being opened before the boat left port. Maybe the child fell in.
    Either way, it's a very sad situation and I pray the boy makes it out unscathed.

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    Re: Near Drowning on Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

    I used to know someone who worked on a cruise ship years ago and I can remember him saying that it was standard procedure to drain the pools and put tight covers over them. It's been many years since he told me that so technologies may have changed but I can't see why DCL wouldn't have their pools covered and "child proofed" before they come into port.
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    Re: Near Drowning on Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

    On the last 2 cruises I went on, both times it was possible to go swimming before the ship left (the only time they were covered were for the Sail-Away show).
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