Kind-hearted fundraisers raise over 300k for family of hero who died saving drowning children
An online fundraiser has gathered over 330,000 Euros for the family of a Polish man who died rescuing three children from the North Sea.
On August 2nd, Marcin Kolczyński noticed the children struggling in the water in Julianadorp, the Netherlands.
According to NL Times, Kolczyński was on the phone with his wife while relaxing on the beach in Julianadorp, a Dutch seaside resort.
All of a sudden, he said: "Wait a minute, I see children in the sea. I think something is wrong,” before hanging up and racing into the water.
Managing to help the children out of the sea, Kolczyński ws dragged away by strong currents before his body washed up on the shore.
Rescuers attempted to resuscitate him on the spot but he later died in hospital.
Moved by the tragedy, Martina Janasz from The Hague organized an online fundraiser to help cover the costs of transporting and burying the hero's body and support the grieving family.
Janasz wrote on the fundraiser’s website: “Since the family is not well off and the costs of the funeral and transporting the body to Poland are expensive, I want to give them a hand with this.
“I also want to ensure that Marcin's wife and three children left behind will have a broad future.
“I myself have contact with Marcin's wife, their bank account number will be linked to this.”
Yesterday, Janasz wrote that Kolczyński’s body was already in Poland and that the funeral will take place tomorrow in Kazimierz Biskupi.
The 36-year-old seasonal worker leaves behind his wife Monika and their three children Martyna (12), Kamila (10), and Mateusz (2).