A SEARCH for a teen who went overboard during a sunset cruise in the Bahamas has been suspended, officials have announced.
Cameron Robbins, 18, was celebrating his high school graduation when he apparently jumped from the cruise ship on Wednesday night, said the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Robbins was believed to be acting on a dare, witnesses told CBS affiliate WAFB-TV.
He was last seen in the water just a few feet away from the boat around 9.40pm before disappearing from view.
The police, US Coast Guard, and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force were working together to look for Robbins.
But in an update on Friday night, agencies said the search was suspended “pending further developments.”
“We were informed by (The Royal Bahamas Defense Force) this evening that they were suspending the active search efforts pending further developments and were not requesting further assistance after notifying the Robbins family,” Lt. Cmdr. Matt Spado, Coast Guard liaison officer said on Friday.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to Cameron Robbins’ family and friends.”
The boat, which was designed to look like a pirate ship, stayed in the area for a few hours as crew members tried to find the teen.
Robbins was on the trip with fellow graduates from Baton Rogue high school, reported WAFB-TV.
He graduated from University Laboratory School on Sunday.
Kevin George, the school’s director said that the community was praying for Robbins to be found safely.
“In times like these, we must come together and support each other,” he said.
“Words fall short of expressing the worry our entire school community is feeling.”
George said that he has been in touch with Cameron’s family as authorities are still looking for him.
“He’s an athlete, great kid, great smile, great head of hair,” he said.
“Just one of the kids you’re so proud of when they cross the stage.”
A prayer vigil was held for Robbins on Thursday.
Shortly after midnight on May 27, the Coast Guard announced that search efforts for Robbins had been suspended.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to Cameron Robbins’ family and friends,” The Coast Guard said in a statement.
The U.S. Sun reached out to the Coast Guard for comment.