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Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

16 January 2019 9:36 AM
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Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti.

The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his family when he died on Friday.

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas was docked at Labadee, Haiti, where the company owns a private beach. Officials say Mercer apparently didn't have his room card, attempted to enter his eighth-floor room from an adjacent balcony, but lost his footing and fell.

Local authorities responded. The body was turned over to the Broward Medical Examiner's Office when the ship returned on Sunday to Port Everglades.

Source: news24.com

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