Zion Smith, 8, from Nassau, Bahamas had been sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Glory at 0815 Hours on Saturday October 15, 2017 when she reportedly fell over an inside railing near an elevator on the fifth-deck, plummeting down two decks.
Zion Smith was cruising with her little brother, mother and mother’s boyfriend and his family when the accident took place.
The Carnival Glory cruise ship was docked in Miami, Florida at the time of the accident. Carnival Glory had just returned from a 7-night Caribbean cruise and the cruise ship was disembarking passengers at the time.
Zion was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with a traumatic brain injury, where she later died.