PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — A cruise ship that left Port Canaveral Friday afternoon returned to the port after a young child was injured in a fall, officials said.
The Royal Caribbean ship Monarch of the Seas left Port Canaveral around 4:30 p.m. and was headed for the Bahamas.
Officials told WFTV that a 1-year-old child crawled through an 11th floor railing and fell to a balcony one floor below.
The ship turned around and headed back to port so the child could be taken to a hospital. Around 7:30 p.m. the child was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.
There is no word on the child's current condition.
Saturday morning Royal Caribbean issued a statement regarding the incident:
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