Family Sues Royal Caribbean After Toddler Died Falling From Cruise Ship Window | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/12/2019

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Grandfather Sam Anello had held up 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand to a cruise ship railing and she fell to her death out a window he didn’t realize was open. The girl’s parents filed a civil lawsuit claiming Royal Caribbean was negligent in adequately marking open windows. Anello is being charged in...



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This is the last photo taken of chloe weekend before her death. The 18 month olds grandfather salmonella had hoisted her to a railing along a window on a royal caribbean cruise ship. Unaware of the window, was open, chloe leaned forward and fell out 11 stories. It'S just too much for all of us. Today, her parents filed a civil lawsuit claiming royal caribbean was negligent because the cruise line ...
idn't adequately mark the open windows, so they are apparent to passengers. The ship freedom of the seas, launched in 2006 has windows on the upper deck near the kids play area that slide wide open. The lawsuit says industry standards established since then require windows prop open, andonly, four inches royal caribbean says it has no comment on the civil filing meantime. Chloe'S grandfather is charged in puerto rico, with negligent homicide. I just wanted to express how sorry i am any of us have to be here today and see here. Broken chloe's parents tell me they opposed those criminal charges for what they say was a horrific accident. It'S very hard to love someone who's gone. I know the prosecution continues, which makes it even that much harder it's hard for us to just kind of step back from everything and try to heal, there's no way you ever get over it.

Friday will be an especially difficult day for the family that would havebeen chloe's second birthday kerry sanders nbc news, south bend; indiana, hey nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos. Over here to watch, the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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