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A recent high school graduate is missing after going overboard in a boat in the Bahamas during a party trip


Robbins Family Handout/WBRZ

Cameron Robbins, 18, disappeared in the Bahamas while on vacation with other high school students.


An 18-year-old Louisiana high school graduate has been missing for two days after going overboard on a boat in the Bahamas during a graduation celebration, school officials said.

Cameron Robbins was on a senior trip after graduating from University High Lab School in Baton Rouge when he fell off the boat Wednesday night, a Louisiana State University spokeswoman told CNN.

Robbins was described as a “fierce competitor” by his high school baseball coach, Justin Morgan, who told CNN the teenager was both a third baseman and pitcher on the team.

“Cameron is a kid who is truly loved by his teammates, coaches, teachers and other classmates,” Morgan told CNN. “He’s a tough competitor on the baseball field. He’s a hard worker both on and off the field.”

Morgan said the school community has been struggling since hearing the news of Robbins’ disappearance.

“Our thoughts and prayers have been and will remain with the Robbins family during this time,” he said.

The high school is run under the university’s College of Human Sciences and Education. Robbins attended the school for all 13 years of his education, Principal Kevin George told CNN affiliate WBRZ.

“That’s a special kid that’s been here his whole educational career. He’s an athlete, great kid, big smile, great hair. Just one of those kids you’re so proud of when they walk across the stage,” said George.

“The kids reached out to us and wanted to know if they could do a prayer circle? We agreed of course. We really appreciated their leadership during this trying time,” he continued.

The US Coast Guard has assisted in the search with Royal Bahamas Defense Force teams, the Coast Guard tweeted Thursday. The agency added that Robbins is believed to have fallen overboard from a sunset cruise near Nassau.

CNN has reached out to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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