A horrific video captured the moments immediately after Cameron Robbins jumped off the cruise ship on Wednesday in response to what has proven to be a deadly dare.
The 18-year-old Louisiana star high school baseball player is seen in the dark water below — Robbins reportedly jumped into the ocean at night with only his swim trunks on. Other passengers can be heard reacting, with some encouraging Robbins to swim toward a life preserver ring someone threw in the water. The currents appear to take him in the opposite direction.
One person was heard saying, “This kid f**king jumped off!”.
A teenage baseball star is missing at sea after jumping off a cruise “as a dare”, it is claimed.#CameronRobbins, 18, from Louisiana, US, was on a graduate boating excursion in the Bahamas on May 24 when he was dared to jump overboard, according to witnesses.
The U.S.… pic.twitter.com/g0sPXoxzfh
— Real Life Footage (@RealLifeFootage) May 30, 2023
Another passenger said, “Oh my f**king god. Oh, shut the f**k up. Oh, bye…bye… Oh … s***!’
Robbins is seen briefly in the clip, but eventually disappeared into the darkness, according to those aboard — he would never be found.
A search covering more than 325 square miles was called off two days later.
“The Coast Guard concluded its search efforts while assisting the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Friday, for a missing 18-year-old man near Nassau, Bahamas,” the branch said in a statement.
“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,” said Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Spado, Coast Guard liaison officer to the Bahamas. “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.”
With the internet being what it is, anything can be expected and there are some who claim they can see a shark in the water. Witnesses did not mention sharks and it’s likely that what some people are seeing is the water splashing off the side of the ship.
Huge shark more double the size of that person!!! You can see the dorsal fin and tail fin.
— Danny Hardegree (@danhardegree) May 30, 2023
Here’s a quick sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:
Nobody held a gun to his head and made him jump off. This is why people don’t take responsibility for their actions anymore.
— Memeface1000000 (@Memeface1000000) May 30, 2023
exactly takes MILES to swing those things around
— ALESKA (@AleskaOfficial) May 30, 2023
How was he planning to get back out?
— Chris Martin (@chrsjmrtn) May 30, 2023
Wow… one of them was like “bye bye”
That’s savage af…
— Nfqts ✊ (@nf_qts) May 30, 2023
The sounds of the cruise ship you just jumped off fading into silence must be one of the most terrifying things imaginable.
— Carlos (@Sphere_Cubed) May 30, 2023
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