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This has all the elements of a nightmare. The Daily Beast (among many others) is reporting a Louisiana teen jumped off of a cruise ship last week as it sailed through the eerie, dark waters of the Bahamas. In a video posted online, he was swimming toward a life ring when he suddenly turns, something else is seen in the video, and it cuts off.
Cameron Robbins of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was on Blackbeard’s Revenge sunset cruise in the Bahamas on May 24th. Video shows him diving off of the boat and into pitch-black water as the ship sails on. The eighteen year old was celebrating his graduation with friends aboard the cruise. It’s unknown exactly why he jumped (witnesses say he was dared), but the dangerous stunt likely cost him his life.
Footage shows Cameron Robbins, 18, who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas as a dare on Wednesday 5/24/23. He has still not been found and the search has been suspended. pic.twitter.com/q8u1ic74H2
— Crazy Clips (@crazyclipsonly) May 30, 2023
After jumping in, a life ring is thrown towards Robbins. He begins to swim towards it and then changes direction as something blurry is seen in the corner of the video. Twitter users and others have speculated that he was swimming away from a shark.
The teen remains missing. A funeral was held for him and this is truly heartbreaking for the family and his friends. Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) Commodore Raymond King confirmed that the waters where Robbins jumped overboard are “really shark infested.” The Bahamas is home to bull and tiger sharks, which both could pose a risk to humans. (Photo Credit: REDDIT/QUIETWEST3764.)
Anthony’s Take: This story has all of the elements of a scary movie or nightmare. This kid made a bad decision regardless of reason and unfortunately, it likely cost him his life either to drowning or shark attack. My condolences to all who knew this young man.
(Photo Credit: Instagram/Virginiamoore.)
(Featured Photo Credit: Blackbeard’s Revenge.)
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