More than a week after disappearing in “shark-infested” waters while vacationing in the Bahamas with a classmate, Cameron Robbins, a Louisiana high school graduate, said he was kind, funny, “enthusiastic and energetic.” He is remembered as a person who has
“Cameron Crossley Robbins was a beloved grandson, son, brother and friend. and went missing,” he said. obituary published For the honor of being 18 years old.
Robbins was an avid baseball player who graduated from the University Lab School in Baton Rouge just days before his disappearance.
He was last seen late May 24, after jumping off the pirate-style ship Blackbeard’s Revenge off the island of Atholl in the Bahamas.
Haunting video footage shows Robbins swimming away from the rescue buoy as onlookers yell for him to grab the device.
Online viewers speculated that they saw flashes of shark-like marine life in the video and that Robbins was trying to escape. A second later he disappeared under the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard spent two days looking for any traces or belongings of Robbins before authorities called off the search after no trace of him was found.
Robbins’ family joined a search party in the Bahamas before returning to the United States on Sunday, officials said.
A memorial service for the teenage boy is scheduled for June 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.
Robbins was adopted as a baby from Abilene, Texas, and was one of three children in the family.
He has been involved in sports since preschool and “ultimately chose baseball as his first love.”
“He was a tough player and was known to pitch while recovering from multiple injuries, leaving both shoulders and breaking his hand,” the obituary reads.
Robbins intended to continue playing sports in college.
The recent graduate is no stranger to the water and had recently returned from a fishing trip with his father and brother, the tribute said.
His obituary states that among his loves were trucks, country music (he was always a big star in the shower or with a karaoke machine), sports at Louisiana State University, and his family. Food is listed.
“He left this world too soon, but had a life full of good friends and family. He was funny and kind, but also fierce and passionate. He doted on his grandparents and took pride in his work.
“Family and friends will miss him. They will forever have precious memories of him.”
The family is asking anyone interested in honoring Robbins to donate flowers to Christian Home and Family Services in Abilene, Texas, in lieu of flowers.
A Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) official notified. us coast guard Robbins disappeared at around 11:30 p.m. on May 24, more than an hour after he allegedly tried to jump into the water.
RBDF Brigadier General Raymond King previously said: daily mail Speculation circulated online that shark flashes could be seen in the waters near Robbins in the video, as the area is “genuinely shark infested.”
The crew searched more than 325 square miles without success and ended the search on 26 May.
What you need to know about Cameron Robbins’ disappearance
Cameron Robbins, 18, graduated from the University Experimental School in Baton Rouge in May and traveled to the Bahamas with students from several local high schools.
Witnesses said the teenage boy was clearly acting brave, jumping from a party cruise into the waters near Atholl at night.
Robbins was last seen splashing in dark “shark-infested” water a few feet from the boat, then disappearing from sight.
A chaotic video shot just after the jump shows the new graduate ignoring onlookers’ pleas to grab the buoy.
The ship remained in the area for several hours while the crew searched for Robbins.
The Coast Guard reportedly searched more than 325 square miles and called off its own search two days later.
A spokesperson for Blackbeard Revenge told the Post that the ship’s crew “followed all approved safety procedures and company policies to ensure the best chance of recovering anyone overboard. We followed the ‘outboard’ procedures,” he said.
“Our deepest condolences to the Robbins family during this difficult time,” the spokesperson added.
“Since the incident, the company has reviewed all safety measures and procedures and believes its practices have been and will continue to be in line with the highest industry standards to protect the safety of its passengers.”
Robbins and his classmates traveled through ISTours, a California-based company that organizes trips such as “GradWeek” vacations for large travel groups.
The company declined to comment when contacted by the Post, other than to say, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Robbins family during this incredibly difficult time.”
Robbins celebrated his graduation with the following post his instagram Along with several photos of friends and family, she captioned, “I’m so sad it’s over.” Her compliments poured in.
A GoFundMe page was also created for families.