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16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

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A teenage boy died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Haiti last week. The 16-year-old was trying to enter his room on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas cruise ship through a nearby balcony last Friday when he slipped and fell to his death, according to witnesses. Royal Caribbean did not offer details about the death, but its corporate communications manager, Owen Torres, confirmed that there'd been a tragedy on board. "We are saddened by the loss of one of our guests in a tragic accident," Torres said in a statement. The Broward Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Laurent Mercer of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, a French island collectivity in the South Pacific. Mercer was in the middle of a seven-day Caribbea...