An eight year old boy died from his injuries after accidentally drowning in the swimming pool of a cruise ship that had just left New York and was heading to the Caribbeans. Prince Andepoju from Maryland, was a passenger abroad the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas that had just left the city on June 30. The cruise ship was on the New Jersey coast when the young boy was found in the pool. He was alive but was critically injured. He was transported to Staten Island University hospital where he died on July 2nd. The boy was struggling in the pool for 8 to 10 minutes until someone found him. According to the city Medical Examiner, he died from accidental drowning. Seizure disorders were also a contributing factor in the death of the young boy, the Medical Examiner added.
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