Harrowing signs show how a high school grad may have spent his final moments fleeing hungry sharks after jumping off a cruise ship, a marine expert has said.
Cameron Robbins, 18, was last seen on the Blackbeard’s Revenge sunset cruise in 2016 Bahamas On May 24, he and a group of friends celebrated his graduation from the University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Things took a dramatic turn around 11.30pm when witnesses claimed that some of the group had dared Robbins to jump off the ship into the water, which he did.
Footage of the harrowing moment showed Robbins jumping into the water off Athol Island.
The 18-year-old is then seen floating in the water when he suddenly starts swimming in the opposite direction of a lifebelt.
Robbins has not yet been located and an extensive search was called off two days after the incident.
“According to my analysis, I think he went into the water and swam around, the shark, for some reason, or whatever it is – I’m not sure if it’s a shark, but it looks like ‘Similar to a shark — basically it comes up to the surface and there’s a ring of life to the right of it,” he said Mirror.
“So he’s looking at what emerged from the water, and instead of swimming to the lifebuoy, he turns around at that point.”
“I think all the squirting that we’re seeing is just because of him trying to escape from whatever it is.”
McMurray added that it’s “always possible” for sharks to attack in the ocean, especially tiger sharks.
Robbins’ family held a memorial service for the missing teenager over a week after the 18-year-old jumped overboard.
His parents, William and Shari, who New York Post They received countless calls after the incident.
“We are mourning the loss of our son right now,” Shari told The Post.
“We look forward to your call. Maybe we can talk more later.”
“We appreciate everyone’s support,” added William.
The family also released an obituary for the teenager.
“Cameron Crossley Robbins was a beloved grandson, son, brother and friend. He disappeared at sea after being reported missing off the coast of Athol Island in the Bahamas on the evening of May 24,” the obituary read.
Robbins was a baseball player who played on his high school’s varsity team for three years.
“He was a tough player, recovering from multiple injuries, and was known to appear through severed shoulders and broken hands,” the obituary reads.
“He hoped to continue his baseball career at the college level.
“Although he left this world far too early, he lived a life full of good friends and family.
“He was funny and kind-hearted, but also intense and ambitious.
“His family and friends will miss him dearly and they will carry their cherished memories of him for eternity.”