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Louisiana teen missing after going overboard in Bahamas while celebrating graduation
May 25, 2023
Bahamian and U.S. authorities are searching for a teenager who went overboard Wednesday night while celebrating graduation.
Cameron Robbins, 18, went to the Atlantis Paradise resort in Nassau with other teenagers from Baton Rouge to mark their high school graduations, Louisiana State University confirmed Thursday.
Robbins graduated from the University Lab High School, which operates as part of LSU, on Sunday.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday that its crews were assisting the Royal Bahamas Defense Force in searching for a missing American who went overboard from a “sunset cruise.”
The Royal Bahamas Defense Force did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The trip was not a school sanctioned event, according to LSU. It’s unclear how many other recent graduates participated in the trip.
Kevin George, director of University Lab High School, said the school’s community is “praying for the best possible outcome.” Counselors have been made available on campus for students and faculty.
“I have been in touch with Cameron’s family and at this time, authorities are still searching for him in the Bahamas,” George said in a statement Thursday. “In times like these we must come together and support each other.”