Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Bahamas Police Still Looking for Cameron Robbins, Though He Is Presumed Dead

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Though the authorities in the Bahamas called off the search for 18-year-old Cameron Robbins– the American high school graduate who reportedly jumped off a boat while vacationing in the Bahamas last week, they released a missing person poster on Tuesday afternoon, asking for assistance in finding him.

Robbins, described as a Caucasian, 5’6″-5’7″ tall, and of slim build, has been missing since Wednesday, a four hours after his arrival in the Bahamas where he planned to celebrate his recent graduation from Laboratory University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Robbins is presumed dead since he wandered away from the boat after jumping into the dark ocean and has not been seen since. Boaters are heard in a video urging him to hang onto a buoy, but he drifts away as the boat sails on.

US Coast Guards assisted authorities in the Bahamas, providing helicopters while the Royal Bahamas Defence Force searched 325 square miles of waters in boats, but to no avail.

“U.S. Coast Guard District Seven deployed multiple search and rescue assets in response to an agency assistance request from our partners in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Our Coast Guard command center and aircrews based in Miami supported RBDF search and rescue efforts since the initial report Wednesday evening and continued through Friday evening.

“We were informed by the RBDF this evening that they were suspending the active search efforts pending further developments, and were not requesting further Coast Guard assistance after notifying the Robbins family. We offer our sincerest condolences to Cameron Robbins’ family and friends,” the US Guards said in a statement.

Robbins’ parents returned to Baton Rouge after the suspension, thanking everyone who assisted in finding their missing son. “The Bahamas government has called off the rescue for Cameron and we are returning to Baton Rouge. We want to thank the Bahamas government, the US Coast Guard, the United Cajun Navy, and Congressman Garrett Graves for everything they have done for us. In this time of grief, we thank our family, friends, and well-wishers for granting us the privacy we need to properly remember our son and mourn his loss.”

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