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The family of a young man who got trapped beneath 1.5m of sand at a popular beach is facing an 'incredibly challenging journey' as he continues to fight for life.
Josh Taylor, 25, was without a pulse for 45 minutes after the horrific incident on Bribie Island on Saturday afternoon. It took 15 men to finally pull him free from the sand pit.
His friends and family took turns providing CPR until he was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
He remains in a critical but stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched on Tuesday and had raised $15,000 in its first three hours.
Josh Taylor (right) fell into a hole that had been dug to cook a pig on Bribie Island
More than a dozen men, including paramedics and Mr Taylor's friends, worked to get him out of the hole
The fundraiser is trying to raise $60,000 to help the Taylor family cover medical costs.
'We come to you today with heavy hearts and ask for support for the Taylor family,' fundraiser organiser Georgia Hoffman wrote.
'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.'
Ms Hoffman said any donations would allow the Taylor family to dedicate itself toward helping him.
'The Taylor family needs to focus on Josh completely,' she said.
'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.'
As the donations continue to flow in, some people are leaving messages for Josh and his parents, Belinda and Peter Taylor.
'We are thinking of your family at this devastatingly hard time,' the Adler family wrote after donating money to