Boy nearly drowns on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas had to head back to its homeport of Bayonne, New Jersey following an incident where a young child nearly drowned in the pool.

In a statement by Royal Caribbean, the cruise line indicated an 8 year old boy had an accident in one of the ship's pool.  The boy needed medical attention, so Anthem of the Seas sailed back to Bayonne.

He is currently being treated at the hospital. Royal Caribbean's Care Team is providing support to his family.

Royal Caribbean asked the public to keep the child in everyone's thoughts and prayers.