A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of a man who died in a skydiving on Vancouver Island.
James Smith, a 34-year-old professional skydiver who had completed a thousand jumps during his career, was killed on Sunday evening near Nanoose Bay in a catastrophic skydiving accident.
Smith, who was also a self-employed carpenter, leaves behind a wife, a three-year-old daughter and an eight-month-old son.
A GoFundMe has now been established for Smith, who according to the page, was not covered by any extra insurances and did not have a rainy day fund.
Although James was able to provide a decent family income, he was not covered by any extra insurances and did not have a rainy day fund,” the GoFundMe page reads. “Marlena, who has been a stay at home mom, and their children are going to need all of the financial and emotional support they can get.”
The campaign, organized by Murrin Bewick, was launched on the afternoon of July 8 and has already managed to raise more than $8,000. Organizers are hoping to raise $20,000 for the family.
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