Louisiana teenager, 18, is missing after he ‘was dared’ to jump overboard on sunset cruise in the Bahamas during graduation trip
- Cameron Robbins, 18, had been on a boat trip with friends celebrating his recent graduation when he was allegedly dared to jump overboard
- Robbins was seen in the water immediately after leaping in before disappearing
- Authorities in the Bahamas and the U.S. Coast Guard are now hunting for the high school graduate, who was also a keen baseball player
A desperate search for a missing Louisiana teenager has stretched into its second day after the star baseball player fell overboard on a sunset cruise in the Bahamas.
Cameron Robbins, 18, was on the trip celebrating his recent graduation from high school, with witnesses claiming he was acting on a dare when he jumped overboard, according to WAFB.
The teen was reportedly on the boat with several other recently graduated students, and he was seen splashing in the water after jumping in before disappearing.
Tributes have poured in for the former high school baseball player, while multiple agencies continue searching for the missing teen.
The 18-year-old had only graduated from high school in the days before he took the Bahamas trip, with the teen posting on Instagram the day before his disappearance.
The U.S. Coast Guard said crews were helping the Royal Bahamas Defense Force search for a missing U.S. citizen who had fallen overboard from a sunset cruise.
Robbins had graduated from Louisiana State University on Sunday before departing on the cruise with fellow students.
Pictures shared on his social media page show he is a keen baseball player and was described as a ‘fierce competitor’ by his coach.
U-High baseball coach Justin Morgan said: ‘Cameron is a kid who is truly loved by his teammates, teachers, and fellow classmates.
‘He is a fierce competitor on the baseball field. He is a hard worker both on and off of the playing field.
‘Our school community is struggling right now but hoping for the very best.
‘Our thoughts and prayers have been and will remain with the Robbins family during this difficult time.’
University Lab School Director Kevin George said Robbins attended the school for all 13 years of his education.
In a statement, he said: ‘The University Lab School Community is praying for the best possible outcome of this situation.
‘I have been in touch with Cameron’s family and at this time, authorities are still searching for him in the Bahamas.
‘In times like these, we must come together and support each other. Words fall short of expressing the worry our entire school community is feeling.
‘Extra counselors will be available on campus to speak with students and faculty who are struggling to process this news.
‘Our thoughts are with the Robbins family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts as well.’