My heart breaks for the family loss of toddler

glenda_al

The precious child that fell on the cruise.


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Chi

So, so sad. I can't even imagine what that family is going through, especially the grandfather. The story keeps changing - I'll be curious to see what the truth is.

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dedtired

Such a dreadful thing. Once again we are reminded never to take loved ones and friends for granted. That poor family. I’ve heard several versions of the story, all with the same sad ending. I can’t even imagine. So heartbreaking.

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arcy_gw

I am disgusted by the headlines leading up to the "whole story". All the initial ones left me thinking grand pa had a sick streak and was dangling this baby over the edge just to tease her or mom. The state of journalism in America today disappoints me GREATLY.

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Debby

This is the first I've heard. Can someone post a link to the story?

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Rose Pekelnicky

Grandfather didn't dangle baby from cruise ship window. This is not the 'Michael Jackson story,' says family attorney


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/09/us/cruise-ship-toddler-attorney-press-conference/index.html

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socks

I was thinking about this last night. Terrible.

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georgysmom2

It's just so awful, there aren't any words. When I see pictures of the little girl, my heart breaks.

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sleeperblues

The fact that they are mulling about charging the grandfather is so sad. Like he doesn't have a life sentence anyway?

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Mrs. S

If it's true that a window that high up was open in a children's play area, then I think the cruise line has a lot to answer for.

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Jasdip

I don't think it's the cruise liner's fault at all. If the window was open, why couldn't the grandfather feel the breeze, or smell the ocean air.

The kid apparently like to bang on the windows with her hands, which is what kids do, and there was no glass in this instance. He held the kid up so he should have realized there was no window. Either moved away from it or increased his hold on the child.

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socks

I'm sure he's harder on himself than any legal punishment could be. Probably feels like jumping himself.

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joann_fl

I would not have had any child close to a window, or balcony or any place that looked like it may cause trouble. People just take too many chances.


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Ava

Losing a child is tragic. Based on what I have read, it isn't clear how this happened and more will be known once the cameras are checked. Still, it is sad.....

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functionthenlook

I feel sorry for the family, but I don't blame the cruise line. Facts keep changing, but last I read was that the grandfather put the child up on the railing in front of a open window. You don't put children on top of railings. Very poor judgment of the grandfather. A few years ago a mother put her child on top of a railing at a African dogs exhibit at our local zoo . The child fell in and the dogs killed the child. I don't blame the zoo . Idiot mother.

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nickel_kg

Horrible, so horrifying, regardless of exactly how it happened or who was at fault.

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DawnInCal

It's a terribly sad story. Whether he's at fault or not, I imagine the grandfather is feeling horrible guilt and sadness over the loss of his granddaughter.

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