$66k raised for Josh’s family after Bribie beach tragedy

Josh Taylor tragically lost his life after becoming trapped in sand at Bribie Island. Photo: GoFundMe

More than $66,000 has been raised for Josh Taylor’s family after he tragically lost his life becoming trapped in sand at Bribie Island.

Emergency services were called to a remote campground at 2pm on Saturday 2 December following reports a man had fallen into a large hole and become trapped in the sand.

Josh, 23, was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on 7 December.

While he was in a critical condition, a GoFundMe campaign was started for his family with a $70,000 goal.

Georgia Hoffmann, who organised the fundraiser on behalf of Belinda and Peter Taylor, wrote, “We come to you today with heavy hearts and ask for support for the Taylor family.”

“The unimaginable has happened to their beloved son, Josh, a vibrant and adventurous soul who has brought so much joy to those around him.

“Recently, Josh experienced a tragic accident on Bribie Island that has left him in critical condition. His family is now facing an incredibly challenging journey ahead.

“The Taylor family needs to focus on Josh completely. In this time of heartache and uncertainty, we have the power to make a meaningful difference. Your contribution, no matter the size, will go a long way to help them. It will allow them to prioritise his care without the added external stresses and let them concentrate on what truly matters – Josh.

“Please consider donating to the Taylor family’s GoFundMe campaign. Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and for being a source of strength for the family.”

Detectives from Caboolture Criminal Investigation Branch continue to make further investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident and believe there may be numerous people who were present and are yet to speak with police.

Officers are appealing to those people, as well as anyone who may have dash-camera footage from the northern end of Bribie Island on Saturday to come forward.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

To donate to the GoFundMe visit gofundme.com/f/8uvhq-help-support-the-taylor-family