Cameron Robbins’ family seen saying final goodbyes after teen lost at sea
Family members of the Louisiana teen who was thought to have drowned when he went overboard on a cruise to the Bahamas were seen saying their final goodbyes to the high school graduate.
The family and friends of Cameron Robbins were seen entering the Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge on Sunday for the private service that was held there.Photos showed the teenager’s family — including father Will Robbins, mother Shari Robbins, and brother Cole Robbins — arriving and entering the church for the service. Other photos showed loved ones gathered outside the church sharing hugs and tears.
Robbins, 18, graduated from University Laboratory School (U-High) in Baton Rouge on May 21 and went on a celebratory boat ride with several hundred grads.The festivities suddenly turned into a traumatizing experience after Robbins jumped into shark-infested waters near the uninhabited Athol Island, northeast of Nassau, and vanished.
Robbins’ body was never found, but authorities officially designated Robbins as “lost at sea,” which is equivalent to a death certificate, United Cajun Navy spokesperson Brian Trascher told Fox News Digital on Friday.
He had been known as a standout high school baseball player, who manned third base, shortstop and pitched, for his high school team – the U High Clubs – and played on a travel team in 2021 and 2022 and attended a number of showcase tournaments from Georgia and to Louisiana.
His high school coach, Justin Morgan, said in a statement that Robbins was a “fierce competitor” and worked hard on and off the field. “He was a tough player, battling back from multiple injuries and pitched through separated shoulders and broken hands,” his obituary said. Robbins had hoped to continue his baseball career in college.Off the field, he loved his truck and country music, and “he was a big star in the shower and with karaoke machines,” his obit says.
He loved fishing regularly attended LSU baseball, football and basketball games.