Louisiana teen Cameron Robbins missing after going overboard on Bahamas cruise during graduation trip
Search crews are looking for a missing American teenager who went overboard during a sunset cruise in the Bahamas, officials said. Cameron Robbins, 18, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was celebrating his graduation from high school.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force said the teenager apparently jumped off a pleasure boat Wednesday night off Athol Island, near the capital Nassau. According to CBS affiliate WAFB-TVwitnesses said he was acting on a dare.
In addition to police, the US Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Defense Force are searching for Robbins. Coast Guard said Air crews were assisting in the search Thursday evening.
Robbins was on the trip with other recent Baton Rouge High School graduates, according to WAFB-TV. Robbins graduated from the University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge on Sunday.
The school’s director, Kevin George, said in a statement to the station that the community is praying for the best possible outcome of the search.
“In times like these, we must come together and support each other,” George said. “Words are inadequate to express the anguish our entire school community is feeling.”
A US State Department spokesperson told CBS News that the department was aware of reports of a missing US citizen in the Bahamas. The department works closely with local authorities in the search for missing Americans and shares information with families, the spokesman said.
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