A teen boy died after he fell from the eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was docked in Haiti.
Details about the death or the victim were not provided by Royal Caribbean.
Corporate communications manager, Owen Torres, told ABC that there was a death on board.
"We are saddened by the loss of one of our guests in a tragic accident," Torres stated.
The Broward Medical Examiner's Office in Florida identified the victim as Laurent Mercer of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, which are French islands in the South Pacific, reported ABC.
Mercer was on a week-long trip with his family when he fell, reported the Sun-Sentinel. It was docked in Labadee, Haiti, where Royal Caribbean owns a resort.
Local officials responded to the scene and determined no crime was committed. They didn’t issue a death certificate, however.
Mercer’s body was turned over to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office when it returned to Florida on Sunday.
According to accounts posted on Twitter and Facebook, passengers said they witnessed the boy fall.
On a Facebook thread, Jaclyn Syroney wrote: “I was on the cruise and saw him hit the concrete dock. It was around 11:30 a.m.”
OutbreakIt comes just days after a Norovirus outbreak sickened at least 277 people on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship, forcing officials to turn back to Florida.
The firm said it would give passengers a full refund.
“Those affected by the short-lived illness are being treated by our ship’s medical team with over-the-counter medication. Meanwhile, we are bringing additional medical staff on board and we’re engaging in intensive sanitary procedures to minimize the risk of any further issues,” Torres said.