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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An Indiana toddler apparently slipped from her grandfather's arms and fell 150 feet to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, according to authorities.

Police said Monday that the grandfather of the 1-year-old girl told officers he lost his grip while holding her outside a window on the 11th story of the Freedom of the Seas. The young girl then hit an awning before eventually landing on the concrete below, CBS News reported.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Panamerican dock in the capital of San Juan.

Authorities identified the grandfather as Salvatorre Anello.

Royal Caribbean Cruises called it a tragic incident and said they were helping the family. They declined additional comment.

No further details were released. The investigation is ongoing.

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