Toddler who fell to death from cruise ship slipped from grandfather's arms

Update: Toddler who fell 150ft to death from cruise ship slipped from grandfather’s arms

The toddler who fell to her death after slipping from her grandfather’s arms has now been pictured.

Tributes have poured in since the news broke yesterday that 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand had from the 11th floor of the Freedom of the Seas cruise liner.

The little girl’s grandad, Salvatorre Anello, confirmed to police that he had lost grip of Chloe, resulting in her dropping some 150-feet. She was rushed to hospital after landing on concrete, but sadly could not be saved.

Fellow cruise passengers have retold how they heard Chloe’s mother, Kimberley Schultz Wiegand, screaming in pain the moment she was dropped. Tragically, there was nothing anyone could do.

As relayed by the Daily Mirror, one passenger told Telemundo PR: “We heard the screams of the families because we were close.

“A cry of pain of that nature does not compare with any other cry.”

Family holiday

The cruise ship had been docked in the Pan American II dock in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Chloe and her family, including her parents, both sets of grandparents and her younger brother, were vacationing together on a tour operated by the Royal Caribbean cruise line.

Police have confirmed their belief that the incident was a tragic accident, though an investigation into Chloe’s death is now ongoing.

Rest in peace, little Chloe.

I can’t begin to imagine the pain her family is now going through! We’re sending all our love and prayers in their direction.

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