Parents of toddler who fell from Royal Caribbean cruise ship blame company for daughter's death

The parents of a US toddler who fell from an open cruise ship window blame the cruiseliner for their daughter's death.

Eighteen-month-old Chloe was playing with her grandfather, Salvatore Anello, in a dining hall on the 11th deck of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship earlier this month.

CNN reported Anello was holding her close by an open window when he lost his balance and dropped her 150 feet to the dock below.

Her parents are now questioning why a window was open in a children's play area, and want to see the company held responsible in court.

"There are a million things that could've been done to make that [ship] safer," mum Kimberly Wiegand told NBC News.

"I ran over there, and I looked over. And it wasn't water down there, it was concrete.

"It was honestly, to lose our baby this way, is just unfathomable."

In a statement, Royal Caribbean said it was deeply saddened by the incident.

"Our hearts go out to the family," the statement to NBC said.

The company said it's assisted authorities with inquiries into the incident.

"They are the appropriate people to address further questions."


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