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An inquest into the death of a 27-year-old Stonham Aspal adventurer and engineer, who was described by his sister as having a “unique connection with everyone he met”, has opened.

Suffolk Coroners’ Court heard on June 24, that Jack Last died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge from a blood clot on April 20 last year – days after having the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Opening the inquest into his death, coroner Nigel Parsley noted that Mr Last had received the vaccine on March 30.

Jack Last also enjoyed riding his motorbike, camping, taking his family on long walks and completing challenges, such as Tough Mudder, with his friends.
Jack Last also enjoyed riding his motorbike, camping, taking his family on long walks and completing challenges, such as Tough Mudder, with his friends.

Within days, he developed a headache, began uncontrollably vomiting and visited West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on April 9, where he was diagnosed with cerebral thrombosis.

After being admitted to hospital, where his condition deteriorated, he was then transferred to Addenbrooke’s, where he died.

Following his death, his sister Jaz paid tribute to her brother, saying "he had a unique connection with everyone and always had a plan for his next adventure.”

He worked as an agricultural service engineer at Claas and worked for the company for six months in New Zealand in 2015, where he enjoyed exploring the island.

“He managed to fit in so much, including canoeing, canyoning, going in a shark cage, bungee jumping, the world’s longest zip wire, and saw AC/DC live,” said Jaz.

After that, his thirst for travel, which also saw him gain his US pilot’s licence and go to California to fly over the Golden Gate Bridge, saw him employed by the British Antarctic Survey in Antarctica, where he drove a traverse system to drop off scientific equipment.

The inquest will resume in August.

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