DEVASTATING: The community has rallied to raise more than $14,000 for the late Cameron Britt, of Coraki.
DEVASTATING: The community has rallied to raise more than $14,000 for the late Cameron Britt, of Coraki. Go Fund Me

Hundreds honour life of man, 22, after bridge tragedy

UPDATE, 3.10pm: HUNDREDS gathered in Coraki today to celebrate the life of Cameron Britt, who died after jumping off the East Coraki Bridge on December 11.

Tribute flowers were thrown by mourners into the river as friends and family walked behind the hearse over the bridge.

Hundreds signed the Coraki local's coffin to pay their final respects to the much-loved 22-year-old.

Parkview Funeral Home said of the 488 people who signed the funeral guest book, some loved ones travelled as far as Darwin and Canberra to farewell Cameron.

The service was held at the riverbank on the Richmond River at Coraki overlooking the bridge where Cameron died.

 

ORIGINAL STORY, Monday, 10am: MORE than $14,000 has been raised in five days to honour the memory of late Coraki man, Cameron Britt.

Cameron, affectionately referred to as Cammie on the Go Fund Me campaign page, died on Sunday, December 11 after jumping from the East Coraki Bridge.

MORE: TRIBUTES: 22-year-old man remembered as 'young legend'

Creator of the online campaign, Cameron Britt's Memorial fund, Kim Powell, lamented on the community's sadness felt by the 22-year-old's death.

"Coraki lost a much loved son, brother, uncle, grandson and mate to many. He will be especially remembered for his cheeky personality, zest for life and his deeply loyal, caring nature," Ms Powell wrote.

Ms Powell said The Go Fund Me was created "as a way of honouring Cameron's memory and assisting with expenses his mates would like to establish this fund".

Cameron was the much loved son of Dianne Steel, beloved brother of Aimee and Daniel and their families, Mark, Morgan and Frankie.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Cameron's life at the riverbank, Richmond Terrace, Coraki, today commencing at 10.30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to SES will be appreciated and may be left at the service.



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