The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Disney Fantasy cruise ship returned to Port Canaveral yesterday night shortly after sailing from the Florida port after 2 passengers experienced medical emergencies.
The medical emergencies involved a 6 year old child with diabetes and a 77 year old man with a heart condition.
The Disney cruise ship initially sailed from Port Canaveral around 5 PM but returned at around 8:30 PM to disembark the two passengers for emergency medical treatment at a local hospital.
Readers will recall that the Disney Fantasy was the location of a near-drowning last week when a 4 year old child slipped below the water in the Donald Pool which is not staffed with a lifeguard. The incident sparked a debate about parental responsibility and whether the pool was safely designed and adequately staffed. You can read about that incident here.
Photo Credit: Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel