The heartbreaking search for a Louisiana teenager who jumped from a sunset cruise in the Bahamas has concluded with a devastating outcome. Disturbing video footage has emerged, capturing the last known sighting of 18-year-old Cameron Robbins, who had recently graduated from high school in Baton Rouge. The incident occurred during a celebratory sunset cruise near Athol Island, where Robbins and his peers were commemorating their achievement.
TMZ reported that Robbins voluntarily leapt overboard, seemingly in response to a dare. The video reveals his friends initially finding humour in the situation. However, as Robbins disappeared behind the boat, panic set in, with onlookers desperately urging him to reach a life preserver that had been thrown his way. Despite their efforts, Robbins was unable to reach the lifebuoy ring, and he vanished from sight.
Watch the video released by TMZ below:
Following his disappearance, an extensive multi-day search was conducted by both Bahamian authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard. Despite their diligent efforts, Robbins was not located, leading to the decision to call off the search. Regrettably, it is presumed that Cameron Robbins did not survive the incident. The Coast Guard issued a statement expressing their deepest condolences to his family and friends.
In the wake of this tragic event, Robbins’ family travelled to the Bahamas, and prayer vigils have been held in his honour over the past few days. The family released a statement expressing their gratitude to the Bahamian government, the U.S. Coast Guard, the United Cajun Navy, and Congressman Garrett Graves for their assistance. They also requested privacy as they navigate through this period of grief and mourn the loss of a loved one.