16-Year-Old Boy Falls to Death From Cruise Ship Balcony While Trying to Access His Room: Reports

insideedition.com - 01-16

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A 16-year-old boy fell to his death from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship while trying to get into his family’s room, according to multiple reports. The teen, identified in reports as Laurent Mercer, slipped Friday trying to climb from one balcony to another because he did not have a keycard to get into his room. He lost his footing and fell onto the pier below, the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement to the Sun Sentinel.