The Carnival cruise ship Victory departs port in Key West, Florida (Photo credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI (CBS Miami) - What was supposed to be a fun family vacation on a Miami-based cruise ship turned into a nightmare for a Central Florida family after a 6-year-old boy drowned on board the ship.
According to Detective Javier Baez of the Miami-Dade Police Department, the 6-year-old boy was playing with his older brother, possibly in a pool on board the Carnival Cruise Ship Victory on Sunday when he took water in.
People tried to rescue him, according to Baez, but he died on the ship.
The Victory docked at PortMiami early Monday morning following the weekend cruise.
Neither police nor the cruise line has released any more information.