Update: Family demanding answers from cruise ship after toddler plunges 150ft to her death

The tragic news of the death of a toddler who fell 150ft from a cruise ship window, has touched the hearts of millions around the world.

Chloe Wiegand, aged 18 months, fell from the 11th floor of the Freedom of the Seas cruise liner while it was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Now the family have questions concerning the circumstances of her death and have issued a statement through their lawyer.

“Why in the world would you leave a window open in an entire glass wall full of windows in a kid’s area?” the attorney asked, according to NBC News.

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The Indiana toddler was with her grandfather on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship when she fell from the ship’s 11th story, the family’s lawyer, Michael Winkleman, told NBC News.

According to the lawyer, the family was in the children’s play area that was enclosed with clear glass paneling when the tragedy happened.

“Essentially, her grandfather lifts her up and puts her on a railing and where he thinks that there is glass there because it’s clear, but it turns out there was no glass there,” Michael Winkleman said, according to NBC News.

‘Deeply saddened’

“She goes to bang on the glass like she would have at one of those hockey rinks, and the next thing you know, she’s gone.”

Now the family has questions concerning why the window was open.

“Why in the world would you leave a window open in an entire glass wall full of windows in a kid’s area?” the attorney added.

According to NBC News, Royal Caribbean International has issued a statement saying it is “deeply saddened” by the incident.

“We’ve made our Care Team available to assist the family with any resources they need,” the statement said. “Out of respect for their privacy, we do not plan to comment further on the incident.”

Such a tragedy and our hearts go out to the family of Chloe. Rest in peace sweet angel.

 

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