Bahamian government suspends search for Baton Rouge high school senior

BAHAMAS — The Royal Bahamas Defense Force has called off their search for missing Baton Rouge teenager Cam Robbins.

The United States Coast Guard confirmed as of Friday evening, they were advised the search was being suspended and the Coast Guard’s assistance would no longer be required.

His body has not been located as of this time, according to officials.

More than 300 seniors from three Baton Rouge high schools were on a senior trip in the Bahamas and on a sunset cruise on May 24th near Nassau when an 18-year-old from UHigh went overboard.

The teen is Cameron Robbins, or Cam, a baseball player at University Lab High School, who the school says graduated this past Sunday.

UHigh students gathered Thursday morning at the school for an impromptu prayer circle.

“Our students reached out to us this morning; they wanted to come together at a place they love during this time of need,” stated a school spokesperson Kevin George to UWK. “They simply wanted to be together in this challenging time.”

Among the attendees of the prayer circle on Thursday were Cam’s baseball teammates.

“The first thing that always comes to mind when I think about Cameron is his amazing head of hair,” George reminisced. “He was one of those kids who could instantly bring a smile to your face. We are extremely proud of him.”

The Coast Guard confirmed they received a call for assistance between 11:30pm-midnight Eastern time for a teenager overboard.

The Coast Guard had deployed air assets to support the search while the RBDF (Royal Bahamas Defense Force), was searching the water via boats.

Unfiltered with Kiran has learned the teen’s parents did leave for the Bahamas on Thursday.

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