Ricky Tung Nguyen, Child Passenger Drowning Death, Cruise Ship Swimming Pool Drowning Death December 21, 2015, Time of Death 8:00-5:00.
Ricky Tung Nguyen, 8, from Houston, Texas was sailing with his parents Jennifer and John Nguyen aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Liberty of the Seas for a Christmas celebration cruise, when he drown in a swimming pool aboard the cruise ship on December 21, 2015.
According to a public online obituary for Ricky Tung Nguyen, he had just turned 8, the month prior. The family is from Houston, Texas and his funeral was held on Saturday, January 02, 2016 at Our Lady of Lavang. Numerous fellow passengers who were also on the cruise, posted condolences to the family.
One past teacher said of Ricky, “I was one of Ricky’s teachers when he was attending Lakewood Elementary School last year. I looked forward to seeing his smiling face every day. He was always eager to learn and was extremely nice to all his classmates. He was truly a wonderful boy. My hope is that God will comfort you and your family during this very difficult time. Ricky will always be remembered for the joy he brought to all of us.”
One fellow passenger wrote, “. . . I just want you to know that it has been a life changing experience for myself as well. “.
Another wrote, “I was on the Liberty of the Seas and was present during the heartbreaking event of you losing your son. I cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.”
The most telling post of how this event impacted others aboard, was this one, “I was on the Liberty with you and I was present in your son’s final moments on earth. I cannot describe the grief I feel for the loss of your son. I can only tell you a story of the way he has changed my life. I did not know Ricky, but he has been with me every day since he left our lives. He has changed the way I look at life. He has changed the way I look at my children. He has made me thankful for every breath I take in this earth… “.
Cruise Bruise Investigates is looking at the case more closely, after Ricky Nguyen’s parents file a wrongful death lawsuit agaist Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.