Prince Adepoju, Child Passenger Drowning Death, Anthem of the Seas Child Passenger Adult, Swimming Pool Drowning Death July 2, 2016, Time of Death 8:00-5:00.
Prince Adepojuan, 8, from Maryland was cruising aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ (RCCL) Anthem of the Seas with his mother Janet Willington, 46. Anthem of the Seas sailed out of Bayonne, New Jersey on June 30, 2016 for a Caribbean Fourth of July celebration cruise at 4:30 in the afternoon. Anthem of the Seas was ten miles offshore from Breezy Point, Queens, New York.
Around 8 pm he was allowed to wander into the adult swimming pool. The Coast Guard said the boy had been in the water for eight to 10 minutes before he was found and was without oxygen for 18 minutes.
Prince Adepojuan was in critical condition and was taken to Staten Island University Hospital where he was reportedly placed on life support. He passed away on July 2, 2016 at the medical facility in Ocean Breeze, according to a spokeswoman for Staten Island University Hospital.
According to Staten Island Live News, the medical examiner ruled, “The cause of death is drowning, with contributing condition of seizure disorder. The manner of death is accident.”