A report shows that U.S. Coast Guard officials have suspended their search for a missing high school graduation voyage participant who is believed to have purposely jumped from a cruise ship.
According to eyewitnesses, 18-year-old Cameron Robbins was on a vacation marking his recent graduation in Baton Rouge, was “dared” to leap from the Blackbeard’s Revenge cruise ship at noon.
The young man leaped off the boat while with many of his just-graduated buddies, and witnesses say they saw him make a splash before he disappeared.
According to Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Spado, the Coast Guard liaison officer to the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard District Seven sent out several search and rescue assets after the Royal Bahamas Defense Force’s request for assistance.
The RBDF informed us that they had suspended the search and would not seek further Coast Guard assistance. We have notified the Robbins family. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Cameron Robbins.
After the hunt ended, the family said they would return to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
They thanked the Bahamas government, United Cajun Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Congressman Garrett Graves. They appreciated their close companions and well-wishers for giving us the solitude they needed to honor and grieve their son properly.
When on a cruise, do you think you could make it if you fell overboard?
It is quite unusual for a passenger to be recovered alive.
According to an online report, when a large vessel is at sea, the overboard situation is dire since a person might be whisked away swiftly by the current and the ship’s speed. If the captain doesn’t spot them right away, it might be a long before he knows anything is wrong.
The likelihood of survival after a fall is affected by several factors. Passengers can be hurt if they fall and strike anything on the ship. If they make it through the fall, the water temperature will be a significant factor in determining how long they will be able to stay alive. Survival odds improve in the Caribbean Sea compared to the frigid seas of Alaska.