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Child hurt on Carnival Sensation cruise ship

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Jul 04, 2013
and last updated 2014-07-14 12:14:46-04

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WTXL) -- A 12-year-old child has been released from an Orlando area hospital after falling on board Carnival Cruise Lines' "Sensation" ship.

Orlando's Central Florida News 13 reports the child fell on the ship Wednesday while the ship was at sea. Carnival representatives tell CFN13 that the boy was treated on board the ship by medical staff until the ship returned to Port Canaveral early Thursday. At that point the child was taken by helicopter to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital

The boy has been released from the hospital.

Carnival released the following statement regarding the incident:

"On Wednesday, a 12-year-old boy was injured as a result of a trip and fall while running on board the Carnival Sensation and was evaluated and cared for by the ship's medical team and remained under their care until the ship arrived in Port Canaveral, Fla., this morning. The child was airlifted via U.S. Coast Guard helicopter this morning to a shoreside medical facility when the Carnival Sensation arrived in Port Canaveral following a four-day cruise.  The child has been released from the hospital and is returning home with his family.  Carnival is providing assistance and support to the child and his family."

Carnival Sensation operates year-round three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral.