On the baseball diamond, Cameron Robbins was a “fierce competitor” who was remembered for pitching with a separated shoulder and broken hand.
Off the field, he was a doting grandson who “made frequent late-night trips to his family’s pantry” and ate “large quantities” of fruity pebbles and was a leader in his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, church.
These couple of anecdotes in Robbins’ obituary is how family and friends will remember the 18-year-old, who is lost at sea after jumping off a cruise ship in the Bahamas while celebrating his high school graduation.
“Though he left this world far too soon, he lived a life full of good friends and family,” his obituary says. “He was funny and kind-hearted, but also intense and driven. He doted on his grandparents, and he took pride in his work. He will be missed desperately by his family and friends, who will carry their cherished memories of him to eternity.”
Speculation that he encountered a shark while in the water spread through social media based on a viral video, but Brian Trascher, spokesperson for the United Cajun Navy, said the cell phone footage is too dark and blurry to know what happened.
“The Robbins family has requested that we not entertain that theory any longer, so our official position is that we don’t know what happened while Cam was in the water,” he told Fox News Digital on Friday.
He graduated from University Lab School (U-High), where he spent his entire 13-year educational life from kindergarten to his high school graduation on May 21.
His “first love” was baseball. He was a three-year varsity letterman for his high school and played on a travel summer team in 2021 and 2022. He hoped to continue his playing career in college, according to his obituary.
A memorial service for Robbins will be held Sunday at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.
The memorial service will begin at 4 p.m., with visitation hours between 2 and 4 p.m.