The question is was Cameron Robbins killed by a shark after jumping off a party boat? Well, there is an update about Robbins’ death and why he swam away from a life ring revealed after new footage of the incident popped up via the Daily Mail;
A shadowy image captured in the waters surrounding a Louisiana baseball star who jumped off a party boat for a dare has sparked speculation the teen was swimming away from a shark.
Cameron Robbins, 18, jumped off the Blackbeard’s Revenge sunset cruise ship while celebrating his high school graduation near Athol Island, in the Bahamas last Wednesday. The search for the missing teen was called off two days later.
Footage shows Robbins swimming in the water as a life preserver is thrown out to him and classmates tell him to grab on. But the teenager seems to be fixated on a shadowy shape which appears in the water and immediately begins swimming away.
The video has sparked speculation online that Robbins may have met his end after a shark went after him. People have claimed they can clearly see a shark in the video.
Providing an update yesterday, Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) Commodore Raymond King confirmed that the area where Robbins went overboard is ‘really shark infested.’
On social media, one person said: ‘The video doesn’t lie, he was attacked by a shark and taken under.’
Another commented: You can see the shark to the left of the video’ and another was adamant they ‘saw the fin’ in the short video.
The Bahamas is home to highly aggressive sharks including tiger and bull sharks.
Witnesses claimed Robbins was acting on a dare when he jumped overboard at 11.30pm from the Blackbeard’s Revenge sunset cruise ship.
Robbins had graduated from the University High in Baton Rouge just days before and was seen wearing his robe and smiling in an Instagram photo.
The star athlete was celebrating with dozens of other seniors from other Baton Rouge high schools including U-High, Episcopal, Catholic, and St. Joseph’s Academy, a parent said.
The students had only arrived on the island hours before the pirate-themed sunset boat excursion and had been staying at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau.
After Robbins had jumped, the boat and its crew members tried to locate him along with multiple agencies, including the US Coast Guard.
Cmdre King provided an update Monday on the situation after the search was suspended last week.
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