Hyderabad: Three Indian nationals drowned off Moonee Beach north of Coffs Harbour on December 17 in an attempt to save three children who were caught in the current. The deceased were identified as Ghousuddin (45), Rahat (35) and Junaid (28). Three of them hailed from the southern state of Telangana.

Now, the family of 28-year-old Mohammed Abdul Junaid has turned to crowdfunding to bring his corpse back to India. The corpse of Syed Rahath (35) and Mohammad Ghouseuddin (45) was found after the incident while a search was launched to locate Junaid's corpse, which was found two days later.

"On December 19, after an extensive search, Junaid's corpse was found at Port Macquarie, which is 150 km away from the place where the incident took place. His parents are devastated after losing their only son. With a heavy heart, we ask for your help and support." the appeal on GoFundMe by Junaid's cousin, Shahbaz Mohammed, said.

The appeal received a great response, with $15,000 raised from more than 300 people in two days.

"As we are receiving multiple requests from generous people to raise the goal to support Junaid's family, we are revising the goal to $25,000.  We really appreciate all the support. Thank you!" Shahbaz said in an update on December 21.