A six-year-old Central Florida boy drowned in a pool aboard the Carnival Victory Sunday while it was at sea during the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise, Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement.

The child was at the pool area with other members of his family at the time of the incident, Carnival said Monday.

All authorities were notified per standard protocol and Miami-Dade police boarded the vessel Monday morning when it returned to PortMiami, Carnival added.

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