For the family of Dakota Fulk, 20, who drowned on Saturday night at Stoney Creek Resort and died, a GoFundMe page has been created.
Fulk’s family will use the funds to aid them with funeral expenses, according to Felicia Kile, a family friend who created the GoFundMe campaign. The remaining funds will be given to Fulk’s oldest son, who is three years old, and to his wife of about six months, who is due to give birth in July.
According to Dakota’s mother, Frannie Fulk, assistance is greatly needed during this unplanned period.
”You don’t plan for someone this young; they don’t have arrangements made,” she said. “We’re not supposed to be burying 20-year-olds that are expecting their second child.”
Although Dakota attended Turner Ashby High School until he graduated, he primarily attended classes in the Broadway region.
As a passionate hunter and fisherman, Frannie described her son. He was a fantastic son, father, husband, brother, and friend. He also played baseball.
”He was the sweetest, gentlest soul, and I know. He’s a mama’s boy, so I can say that. His boys were his reason for living. He would do anything for anybody. He would get a phone call from one of his buddies, and he’d be right there to help him,” she said.
Frannie thanked those who have already shown support whether through giving, thoughts, or prayers.
Original Story; 20-year-old New Market man drowns near Greenville, ACSO says
The body of a 20-year-old New Market resident who drowned on Saturday was found in a lake, according to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a press release from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), a 911 call for claims of a drowning came from Stoney Creek Resort in Greenville at 6:52 p.m. Emergency personnel arrived on the site at 7:05 p.m., but because the man was submerged, it took them until close to midnight to locate him.
According to the ACSO, the victim was identified as Dakota Marcus Fulk of New Market. At 11:56 p.m., Fulk was pulled from the lake and declared dead there.
The ACSO said in the release that Fulk was attempting to swim across the lake when he became distressed and went under water.
Fulk was with his wife, numerous other family members, and friends at the resort, according to the ACSO.
Daniel Murray, one of the owners of Stoney Creek Resort, told WHSV that they are keeping the family in their thoughts and prayers.
“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends,” Murray said.
Numerous emergency crews were on scene, including the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team, to help search for Fulk.