Urgent search for missing teenager Cameron Robbins after a Louisiana student fell overboard during a graduation cruise in the Bahamas
The search has begun for a teenager who fell overboard during a sunset cruise in the Bahamas.
Cameron Robbins, 18, was celebrating his high school graduation when he appeared to jump off the cruise ship on Wednesday night, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.
Witnesses told a CBS affiliate that Robbins was following a dare WAFB TV.
He was last seen around 9.40pm splashing around in the water just meters from the boat before disappearing from view.
Police, the US Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are all working together to search for Robbins.
The boat, designed to look like a pirate ship, stayed in the area for a few hours while the crew tried to locate the teenager.
Robbins was traveling with other Baton Rogue High School graduates, WAFB-TV reported.
On Sunday he graduated from the University Laboratory School.
Kevin George, the school’s principal, said the community is praying that Robbins is found safely.
“In times like these, we need to come together and support each other,” he said.
“Words are not enough to express the concern our entire school community feels.”
George said he contacted Cameron’s family as authorities were still looking for him.
“He’s an athlete, a great boy, a great smile, a great head of hair,” he said.
“Just one of those kids you’re so proud of when they cross the stage.”
A prayer vigil was held for Robbins on Thursday.