(NEW YORK) — The Anthem of the Seas Cruise ship was forced to turn around off the coast of New York Thursday when a child needed medical help after being found in one of the craft’s pools, according to the cruise line.
The 8-year-old child was found Thursday afternoon and the Coast Guard was notified just before 7 p.m., officials said.
The child’s condition was unknown, the Coast Guard said.
The ship left Bayonne, NJ Thursday afternoon and was set to embark on a 9-day cruise to Bermuda and the Caribbean.
According to Royal Caribbean, the boy was treated by the ship’s medical team “after an accident in one of the ship’s swimming pools, but required additional medical attention.”
“The ship altered its course and sailed back towards Bayonne, New Jersey for a medical evacuation. Royal Caribbean’s Care Team is providing support to the guest’s family,” Royal Caribbean added in its statement.
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