Almost $50,000 has been raised for the New South Wales family of a 31-year-old surfer who died suddenly after his heart stopped beating.
James Tate’s was at home with his wife, Bec, and 16-month-old daughter, Lillie, when he collapsed.
“Bec and Lillie were at home enjoying being a beautiful family when James suffered a sudden cardiac arrest,” his sister, Pamela Kill, said on a GoFundMe page.
His nurse wife tried desperately to save his life, performing CPR for around 25 minutes until the help of paramedics arrived.
The Tweed Heads father was in a coma for five days but was unable to recover and died last Friday.
His family say they are devastated from the sudden loss.
“I can’t believe it and I keep questioning how it all happened,” James’ mother, Mandy Cossins, told Mamamia.
“We have no answers, we’ve got so many questions and no one can tell us why a fit strong healthy young guy’s heart stopped beating,” she added.