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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An Indiana toddler apparently slipped from her grandfather's arms and fell 150 feet to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, according to authorities.

Police said Monday that the grandfather of the 1-year-old girl told officers he lost his grip while holding her outside a window on the 11th story of the Freedom of the Seas. The young girl then hit an awning before eventually landing on the concrete below, CBS News reported.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Panamerican dock in the capital of San Juan.

Authorities identified the grandfather as Salvatorre Anello.

Royal Caribbean Cruises called it a tragic incident and said they were helping the family. They declined additional comment.

No further details were released. The investigation is ongoing.

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(8) comments

trsalemme

"Police said Monday that the grandfather of the 1-year-old girl told officers he lost his grip while holding her outside a window " I LOVE how the news prints total BULLSHT, and get away with it simply because everyone thinks their ethics are beyond reproach. Turns out the grandfather did NOTHING wrong...

docketman

Charge the grandfather and not the cruise line.

Robs

Sounds like murder to me, at least Involuntary Womanslaughter . Lets see what the Godless call it. [scared]

Marley

Who in their right mind holds a baby outside a window on the 11th story in the first place? RIP, little one.

theazdude

Michael Jackson....oh sorry, you said right mind.

Tony G

Darn, beat me to it.[wink]

Marley

So beat it, just beat it![beam]

TRUMP supporter

So sad. Prayers to the family.

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