Details of Disappearance
Booth was last seen on April 13, 2018. He was on the Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas on a cruise to the Bahamas with his parents and younger sister. At 3:45 p.m. that day, the sixth day of the cruise, he saw an upsetting social media post about his girlfriend and either jumped or fell overboard miles off the coast of Chincoteague, Virginia. His fall from the ship was captured on video.
The ship's crew and the crew of another Royal Caribbean ship began an immediate search, and the Coast Guard began searching about an hour and a half later, but no one located him. That evening both cruise ships resumed their course, as they were due in Bayonne, New Jersey the next day. The Coast Guard continued their search until 9:00 a.m. the next day.
No sign of Booth or his remains was ever located. His sisted stated their parents do not believe he would have taken his own life and that they characterized his presumed death as an accident.