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Family of Danbury man who fell while hiking on Easter Sunday set up Go Fund Me

The family of Danbury resident João Paulo Lucas has set up a Go Fund Me fundraising campaign for the 39-year-old man who passed away tragically as a result of a fall on Easter Sunday. 

Multiple media sources including FOX61 state that Lucas was hiking with his family at Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford when he fell to his death leaving behind his wife and children. Read the complete story here.

Funds will be used to transfer Lucas to his native Brazil and to help with the cremation and a farewell ceremony, according to the Go Fund Me page.

The family says, "It is with great pain and sadness that we ask for help for the burial of our friend JOÃO PAULO LUCAS, who has always been very cheerful, friendly, kind and with a giant heart. The accident occurred when he was with his wife, daughters and friend walking on a trail on Easter Sunday and unfortunately did not survive a fall. On behalf of your family, we are raising funds in hopes of easing the costs that are exorbitant during this painful period."

Visit the Go Fund Me page here.

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