New video show moments after Louisiana star baseball player jumped

New video shows panic aboard a boat in the Bahamas moments after Louisiana star baseball player, 18, jumped off on a dare, as Coast Guard calls off search

  • Cameron Robbins, 18, was a star baseball player and graduate of University High  in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and on a graduation senior trip to Nassau 
  • The graduating seniors had only arrived to Bahamas hours before Robbins acted on a dare and jumped off the ship during a sunset cruise excursion
  •  The US Coast Guard officially called off the search for Robbins late Friday, WAFB News reported

A haunting new video has emerged that shows the panic and chaos aboard the boat in the Bahamas moments after an 18-year-old Louisiana star baseball player jumped off the ship after he acted on a dare that turned deadly.

Footage shows Cameron Robbins splashing in the vast ocean waters, with no life jacket on and dressed only in swim trunks, as many of his fellow classmates are in shock while others are yelling in hysterics.

‘This kid f****** jumped off!’ said one person.

Another said, ‘Oh my f****** god. Oh, shut the f***  up. Oh, bye…bye… Oh … s***!’

As others called out to him, ‘Grab the buoy.. grab the buoy.’ 

But, video shows Robbins, who was a few feet away from the boat, suddenly drifting in the other direction and away from the buoy, before he disappears into the darkness, witnesses said. 

The US Coast Guard officially called off the search for Robbins late Friday, officials said.

Robbins had graduated from University Laboratory School in Baton Rogue only days prior and was celebrating his graduation when he jumped. This video shows the hysterics aboard the boat taking place, ‘Oh my f****** god. Oh, shut the f*** up. Oh, bye…bye… Oh … s***!’

 The photos shows dozens of the students aboard the sunset cruise ship that Robbins was on before he jumped after acting on a dare 

Witnesses claimed he was acting on a dare when he jumped overboard at 11.30pm off the Blackbeard’s Revenge sunset cruise ship, according to WAFB. 

The ship was near Athol Island an uninhabited island located northeast of Nassau when Robbins leaped into the sea.

Robbins had graduated from the University High in Baton Rouge just days prior and was seen wearing his robe and smiling big in an Instagram photo taken days before his disappearance.

The star athlete was celebrating his recent graduation from high school with dozens of other seniors from other Baton Rogue High Schools including, U-High, Episcopal, Catholic, and St. Joseph’s Academy, were also on the trip, a parent told WAFB News. 

The students had only arrived to the island hours before the pirate-themed sunset boat excursion and had been staying at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, the parent said.

After Robbins had jumped, the boat and its crew members tried to locate him along with multiple agencies, including the US Coast Guard. 

The US Coast Guard District Seven deployed multiple search and rescue assets in response to obtaining assistance from their partners in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. 

They plotted and searched a 325-square-mile search.

Robbins fishing off a boat with a friend that was featured on his Instagram 

Cameron Robbins, 18, is seeing in the dark waters trying to stay afloat after he jumped off the boat after he acted on a dare- many of the seniors on the excursion boat were shocked. One of the kids yelled out, ‘This kid f****** jumped off!’

Robbins was on a graduation trip that involved many local high schools in the Baton Rogue area. The students were staying at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in Nassau 

‘Our Coast Guard command centre and aircrews based in Miami supported RBDF search and rescue efforts since the initial report Wednesday evening, and continued through Friday evening,’ a statement from the US Coast Guard reads.

‘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.’ 

Pictures shared on his social media page show he is a talented baseball player, who was described as a ‘fierce competitor’ by his coach.

‘Cameron is a kid who is truly loved by his teammates, teachers, and fellow classmates,’ his devastated U-High baseball coach Justin Morgan said.

‘He is a fierce competitor on the baseball field. He is a hard worker both on and off of the playing field.

‘Our school community is struggling right now but hoping for the very best.

‘Our thoughts and prayers have been and will remain with the Robbins family during this difficult time.’

Robbins was a standout baseball players for his high school and his devastated coach described him as a ‘fierce competitor’ 

Robbins had graduated from the University High in Baton Rouge days prior. He is seen here in his graduation photos 

The 325-square-mile search for Cameron Robbins, 18, is plotted here

A GoFundMe has been created to help support the family. 

 ‘Cameron’s mother, Shari is an indescribably amazing teacher and her kindness and devotion has helped countless children throughout her career,’ Daniel Eiklor, the organizer and Shari Robbins, the beneficiary wrote.

‘Please donate as you can and share this fundraiser to support her and her family through this unimaginable situation.’

As of Monday evening, more than $10,695 has been raised surpassing their initial goal of $10,000. 

The US Coast Guard did not respond to request for comment.  

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