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Young girl falls to death from cruise ship ‘after being accidentally dropped by grandfather’

Young girl falls to death from cruise ship ‘after being accidentally dropped by grandfather’A young girl has fallen to her death from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico after reportedly being accidentally dropped overboard by her grandfather.The American toddler, believed to have been 18 months old, plunged from the 11th deck of the Freedom of the Seas while the boat was docked in San Juan.She landed on the concrete port below and was pronounced dead shortly after the accident on Sunday afternoon.The girl fell about 150ft after slipping through her grandfather’s arms as he held her by an open window, according to local media reports.“Unfortunately, the news of a baby’s accident on a cruise ship is true,” confirmed Anthony Maceira Zayas, Puerto Rico’s secretary for public affairs and Ports Authority executive director.The Caribbean island’s Department of Public Security added in a statement: “We regret the sad event that occurred on the Freedom of the Seas cruise and we sympathise with the family of the girl who died.”The girl’s family are believed to be from Indiana.Another passenger on the cruise told Spanish-language television station Telemundo PR they heard the toddler’s mother screaming following the fall.“That cry of pain does not compare with any other cry,” they added.A spokesperson for Royal Carribean, which owns the ship, told The Independent: “We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic incident, and our hearts go out to the family.“We’ve made our care team available to assist the family with any resources they need. Out of respect for their privacy, we do not plan to comment further on the incident.”The girl had been on holiday with her parents, younger brother and maternal and paternal grandparents, according to Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora.Puerto Rico Police’s San Juan homicide department are investigating the toddler’s death, but they are not yet thought to have interviewed her family.Investigators have been speaking to witnesses who saw the fall and are expected to examine CCTV footage.The Freedom of the Seas, which can accommodate 3,634 passengers, was about to embark on a seven-day Carribean cruise when the accident happened.The ship, which is the world’s 15th largest passenger boat, was delayed leaving the port but eventually set sail for Sint Marteen at 8.30pm local time (12.30am Monday GMT).



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Man has life support accidentally cut off by wrong family after being mistaken for someone else

Man has life support accidentally cut off by wrong family after being mistaken for someone elseA man died without his relatives knowing after a mix up led to another family turning off his life support.Relatives say Elisha Brittman, 69, was misidentified as Alfonso Bennett after he was found naked and unresponsive with serious facial injuries beneath a car in Chicago in April.He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was listed as John Doe while his family continued their desperate search for him, according to the CBS 2 news channel.Mr Bennett’s family later received a phone call from the hospital, which said he had been identified through mugshots and that he was in intensive care.When he showed no signs of improvement, the Bennett family agreed to have his ventilator removed and he died days later.The family were in the middle of arranging the funeral when the real Alfonso Bennett turned up at a barbecue.Mr Brittman’s relatives, who still believed he was missing at the time, learned of his death after he was eventually identified through fingerprints at the morgue.Both families have now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Mercy Hospital, accusing them of negligence.They say the mix up, which has been devastating for everyone involved, may never have happened if Mr Brittman had been fingerprinted in the first place.Mr Bennett’s sister Rosie Brooks, who received the phone call saying her brother was in hospital, told a press conference on Wednesday: “I said ‘how did you all verify this was Alfonso Bennett’ –they said ‘through the Chicago Police Department’.“In my heart I could not recognise him.”She added: “If this [the fingerprinting] had been done when they first picked that body up we wouldn’t even be here today.”State senator Patricia Van Pelt said she would look into introducing legislation which would require an unconscious person to be identified through fingerprints.Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for Chicago Police, said in a tweet last month: “To say that we currently have questions is an understatement.“We have detectives looking into every aspect of this incident – from the incident response to the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation and the notification of family members.”A spokesperson for Mercy Hospital said it would not be providing a statement at this time.The Independent has contacted Chicago Police Department for comment.



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Woman on 'most wanted list' who taunted police on Facebook arrested after accidentally revealing location

Woman on 'most wanted list' who taunted police on Facebook arrested after accidentally revealing locationPolice arrested a woman after she revealed her location on Facebook while seemingly taunting authorities online. Chloe Jones was arrested in Virginia and extradited to Pennsylvania after she posted a comment on a post featuring a “most wanted” list with her name on it. The list, posted by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, said she had failed to make court appearances last month over assault charges. “Do you do pick up or delivery??” she wrote on the department’s Facebook post, adding several laughing emojis. Ms Jones began responding to comments from other users, at one point revealing that she was allegedly at the Ruby Memorial Hospital. That discovery led officers to reportedly arresting Ms Jones before transporting the woman back to Greene County. The sheriff’s office was then sure to get the last laugh on social media. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office confirmed her arrest in an updated post, writing, “Ms. Chloe Jones and her witty comments are taking a hiatus from our Facebook comments section due to the jail not having internet for her to use.”“Thank you to the citizens of Greene County, Monongalia County and many others for your tips that lead to her arrest,” the post read. It remains unclear whether officers located Ms Jones at the Ruby Memorial Hospital.The Greene County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.



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Georgia teenager took his own life after accidentally shooting friend, police say

Georgia teenager took his own life after accidentally shooting friend, police sayGeorgia police say Devin Hodges, 15, accidentally shot Chad Carless, 17, and then turned the gun on himself.



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Teen reportedly commits suicide after accidentally shooting and killing friend

Teen reportedly commits suicide after accidentally shooting and killing friendPolice say a 15-year-old boy killed himself after fatally shooting his friend in Georgia.



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Airline Accidentally Offers $15,000 Discount on Business Class Tickets

Airline Accidentally Offers $  15,000 Discount on Business Class TicketsAnd it's actually honoring the rock bottom prices.



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FBI backflip agent who accidentally shot man in nightclub spared jail

FBI backflip agent who accidentally shot man in nightclub spared jailThe FBI agent who went viral when he accidentally shot someone as he performed a back flip on a dance floor will not be sent to jail, a court has ruled. Chase Bishop was on holiday when he visited the Mile High Spirits nightclub in Denver, Colorado one evening last June With a crowd of late night revellers cheering him on, the 30-year-old showed off the impressive gymnastic manoeuvre during which his loaded gun fell from the waistband of his trousers. As Bishop bent down to pick up the weapon from the floor, it discharged into the screaming crowd and hit Tom Reddington, a 24-year-old former Amazon warehouse worker, in the leg.  A video of the incident, which shows the agent walking off the dance floor with his hands in the air, subsequently went viral on social media. At the time, Mr Reddington told US media that he thought "some idiot had set off a fire cracker" before looking down at his leg and seeing  the blood. FBI agent Chase Bishop was spared a prison term Credit: REUTERS/File Photo He told the court hearing in Denver on Friday that he has since lost his job and may never be able to run again as a result of the injury. "I have done months of physical therapy,"  he said. "I have sought counselling. However, being in public, especially seeing law enforcement with guns, makes me very uncomfortable." However, he added that he does not hold a personal grudge against Bishop and didn’t think he deserved to spend years in jail. “I’ve done stupid things at bars to impress girls, too,” he said but that he hoped he would not be allowed to own a gun for a "long time". Under his deal with prosecutors, Bishop was sentenced to two years probation. He was also fined $ 1,200 and ordered to pay compensation to the victim.  Speaking in court, he said: “My whole goal in life is to care, protect and serve people,” the  agent told the judge  as he pleaded guilty to third degree assault. “I never expected the result of my actions to lead to something like this.” Kelsey Pietranton, an FBI spokeswoman,  declined to say if he would continue to work at the agency.



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Saudis Reportedly Plan To Announce Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed Accidentally

Saudis Reportedly Plan To Announce Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed AccidentallySaudi officials have contemplated announcing that journalist Jamal Khashoggi



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Family Of Elizabeth Tollison, Accidentally Killed By LAPD, Files Claim

Family Of Elizabeth Tollison, Accidentally Killed By LAPD, Files ClaimThe family of 49-year-old Elizabeth Tollison, whom California police officers



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Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From Canada

Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From CanadaU.S. immigration officials arrested and detained for two weeks a 19-year-old



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