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A vacation for an Indiana family has turned into a nightmare after the death of a 1-year-old little girl who fell from a cruise ship at a port in Puerto Rico.

According to reports, when the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked on Sunday, the little girl’s grandfather, Salvatorre Anello, held her out an open window so that she could see everything.

But, she slipped out of his hands and fell the equivalent of 11 storeys from a port-side window and hit an awning before landing on pavement at the dock, according to Elmer Roman of the Puerto Rican Department of Public Security.

It’s a very grave scene, very regrettable and tragic.

One of the grandfathers, whom it would appear was playing with the little girl, lifted her out of the open window and lost his grip.

The cruise ship was held at the dock for hours after the tragic incident and an investigation is underway.

I’m sending up prayers for this family – I can’t even begin to imagine what they are going through.

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