Search efforts for an American couple who went missing near the Mexican coast last week continued Sunday as an online fundraiser exceeded $56,000.
Corey Allen and Yeon-Su Kim failed to return from a kayaking trip along a beach in Rocky Point, Mexico, on Thanksgiving due to strong winds and currents, according to the GoFundMe page.
"Neither they nor their kayaks have been found as of Sunday morning," reads the fundraiser.
The Arizona couple went kayaking last Thursday with their daughter, Lux, whom Allen managed to bring back to shore once the winds picked up, the post says. Allen is said to have gone back for Kim before they both disappeared.
"A full-scale search has been underway since 6 pm Thursday," the GoFundMe page says. "Volunteers and public search and rescue agencies have mounted land, sea, and air searches."
The fundraiser launched Saturday, with donations meeting the original goal of $50,000 by the following day. The GoFundMe's organizer is now asking for $100,000, according to an update Sunday.
"We have decided to increase the fundraising goal beyond its current level, so that we can be prepared to support Corey and Yeon-Su's children," the update reads. "I want you to know this so that if your primary wish was to support search costs only, we've now got that covered."