Child who fell overboard from ferry and mother who jumped in afterward are dead: police
WARSAW, Poland (AP)—A 7-year-old child who fell overboard from a passenger ferry in the Baltic Sea and his mother, who jumped into the water after him, are both dead, police said Friday.
Polish police spokesperson Mariusz Ciarka told the TVN24 broadcaster that it was impossible to save the lives of the two, both of whom were Polish citizens.
The tragedy occurred Thursday when the child fell into the water and the mother decided to jump in after him, Swedish Maritime Administration spokesperson Jonas Franzen told The Associated Press. He said the child fell from a height of about 20 meters (65 feet).
Swedish police confirmed that both were dead.
The mother and child were transported separately by helicopter to a hospital in Karlskrona.