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California Surfer’s GoFundMe raises nearly six figures after he and two friends were shot dead

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California Surfer's GoFundMe raises nearly six figures after he and two friends were shot dead

A fundraiser in honor of the San Diego man who tragically died along with his two friends during what was supposed to be a fun trip to Baja California, Mexico, has raised nearly $50,000 since its launch.

The shocking death of Jack Carter Rhode30, and Australian brothers Callum33, and Jake Robinson30, were a heartbreaking development after the trio disappeared last weekend.

It is believed thieves targeted the men during their surfing vacation to steal their truck because they wanted the tires, authorities shared in an update on Sunday.

Carter had plans to marry his fiancée, Natalie WiertzThis summer, she is faced with the grim reality of saying her final goodbyes to the love of her life and the man who would become her husband.

Since then, a five-figure sum has been raised to support Natalie and her loved ones, with more than 450 donations pouring in towards the overall goal of $250,000. RadarOnline.com has learned.

The GoFundMe organized by Aubrey Byers stated that it was launched for two purposes: “The first is to rally support for Natalie during this unimaginably difficult time and to provide essentials such as housing, food, transportation and more.”

“The second is to honor Carter by raising money for scholarships and donations that he was passionate about. No donation is too small and every contribution is greatly appreciated.”

Natalie was set to tie the knot with Carter on August 16. The couple booked a venue in Columbus, Ohio, for their wedding.

As each of the families mourn the devastating loss, RadarOnline.com has learned that a second GoFundMe has been created by Lee Penlanda friend of Hal and Page Rhoadhas raised an additional $52,000 out of a $100,000 goal “to support the Rhoad family during this unimaginably difficult time and provide essentials such as housing, food, transportation and more.”

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A third GoFundMe has been created to help support Martin And Debra Robinson after the deaths of Callum and Jake. “Their presence brought immeasurable joy, love and kindness to those around them and left an imprint on our lives,” their family shared in a statement.

As of Monday, more than $216,000 was raised toward a $250,000 goal to cover “housing, food, transportation and more.”