Popular UVic student victim dies while surfing in Tofino
A tragedy in Tofino over the weekend.
A 27 year old University of Victoria student died while surfing Saturday afternoon off Long Beach
A GoFundMe page launched Sunday identifies the man as research student, Nijin John.
The page states: 'Nijin was a beloved son, brother, and a friend.'
The fundraiser’s description adds the money raised will pay for funeral expenses in India, with the remainder to Nijan's parents.
$18,800 has beeen raised on GoFundMe in just over 24 hours, surpassing the initial $18- thousand dollar goal.