BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Saturday that the search for a Baton Rouge teen who went missing from a boat trip has been called off.
Cameron Robbins, 18, a recent graduate of U-High, went missing Wednesday evening.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force reported to the Coast Guard around 11:30 p.m. that night that a man had fallen overboard off the Blackbeard’s Revenge ship, according to the Coast Guard news release.
Aircrews from the U.S. and the Bahamas have searched the area near where the teen went missing. The Coast Guard reported searching more than 325 square miles.
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.Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Spado, Coast Guard liaison officer to the Bahamas.
The teen was on a trip to Atlantis with graduates from several other schools. It was not a school-organized trip.
Earlier in the week, Kevin George, the director of the University Lab School, said he had been in touch with the family.
“In times like these, we must come together and support each other. Words fall short of expressing the worry our entire school community is feeling,” George said.
He said extra counselors will be available on campus to speak with students and faculty.