The RCMP Dive Team was called in May 3, 2020 to assist with body recovery after two children died when a side-by-side ATV plunged into Foley Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley on May 3, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

GoFundMe set up to help Abbotsford family after two children die in ATV accident

Three members of a family of five survived the tragedy at Foley Lake in Chilliwack

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help an Abbotsford family cope with the aftermath of a devastating accident Sunday afternoon at Foley Lake in Chilliwack.

Two young children, ages 9 and 10, died when a side-by-side ATV vehicle slipped off an embankment and tumbled 100 feet into the water.

Two adults from a family with the surname Dueck survived, along with a third child.

READ MORE: Two children killed in ATV accident in Chilliwack River Valley

READ MORE: Good Samaritans help three people survive Foley Lake ATV accident

A woman named Sharalee Voth has set up the GoFundMe to help them through the toughest of times.

“While they begin the process of grieving we want to step up as a community and rally around them,” she wrote. “We would like to cover the funeral costs as well as provide them with enough that they can focus on healing while meeting their bills in the coming months.”

The GoFundMe goal is $25,000 and more than $2500 had been raised as of Tuesday afternoon.

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