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.


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