A ‘GoFundMe’ fundraising page has been set up to help cover the costs of a funeral for a local teenager.
Nathan Wood went missing on Friday [5th August] after an extensive search by police, coastguard and search and rescue teams, a body was found on Sunday [7th August]. A formal identification is expected to be carried out this week after a post-mortem.
It is believed that Nathan, King Edward VI Community College student had taken hallucinogenic drug known as ‘N-Bomb’. Nathan was last seen in a distressed state running towards the river.
The fund has been set up to ease the financial pressure on the family. £700 has been raised in the first hour of the fund being set up.
Rachel Marley-Tree, who set up the page, explained:
“Many of you may have heard about the passing of Nathan Wood over the weekend. He was last seen out with friends on Friday night around the River Dart. After being missing for two days his body was recovered from the water.
“We would initially like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support to the family for helping to search for Nathan and for the continued support since the news of his passing. The extent of the generosity and kindness we have received has been incredible and a continuing source of comfort. Thank you.
“We are only in the initial stages of organising Nathan’s funeral but we know that some people would like to be able to contribute towards the costs, which would really help ease some of the financial pressure on the family. Any donations would be so gratefully received. It would be lovely to give Nathan a special send off.
Help spread the word!”
You can donate to the fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/2spsdya3
Nathan’s family have paid tribute to him, read here: http://wearesouthdevon.com/family-pay-tribute-to-nathan-wood/