“Back in January, Jasper Bryan Cook woke up at home with shortness of breath and was found to be in cardiac arrest when ambulance paramedics arrived at his home in Birkenshaw, near Bradford. The eight-year-old was then rushed to Bradford Royal Infirmary but could not be saved, leaving his family and friends devastated,” Express reported.
According to Yorkshire Live, Jasper’s parents attended an inquest into his death and were told that the medical cause of their son’s death is still not known.
However, it could be linked to arrhythmia – an abnormal heart rhythm.
UK: 8 Year Old Dies "Suddenly".
Jasper Bryan Cook woke up at home with shortness of breath and was found to be in cardiac arrest when ambulance paramedics arrived at his home in Birkenshaw, near Bradford.https://t.co/1ucobvOvwW pic.twitter.com/meXWFSdxcq
— Sergeant News Network (@Sgtnewsnetwork) August 27, 2022
The inquest into Jasper Bryan Cook's death is just getting started, 10.30 a.m. Bradford. He was 8 years old
He died on January 21st 2022 – 7 months ago. He tested positive for Covid days before his death.
7 months of torture for Jasper's parents.https://t.co/qAXGGy4APd
— Tigress (@tigresseleanor) August 23, 2022
From Yorkshire Live:
Kim described how the 2022 started with a New Year’s Eve family party when Jasper and his sister Lily were allowed to stay up late. “Never in our darkest nightmares did the fact that Jasper would not be here 20 days later even enter our minds.”
She said: “It is hard to explain when you are 39 and 40 the feeling that the best times of your life may be behind you because from every moment going forward, everything is tinged with sadness that we can never explain. From family parties, holidays. all the way through to the lazy Sundays watching the F1 – there is a piece of us missing and this has broken all our hearts.
“We are devastated and our lives have been shattered. We have lost a beautiful bright shining light who had, we are sure, a wonderful future ahead of him. Instead, there is a huge Jasper shaped hole that can never be filled.”
Cont. from Express:
The inquest, held in Bradford, was told that Jasper may have had an abnormal heart rhythm. The hearing was told that, at the time of his death, Jasper had been suffering with Covid-19.
Post-mortem tests showed that there was no evidence that Jasper had inflammation of his heart, lungs or brain due to having Covid.
Professor Marta Cohen, a pediatric pathologist, told the hearing that it was ‘likely’ that Jasper had a heart arrhythmia. A GP who saw Jasper the night before he died said he hadn’t found anything major and had been shocked to discover that the boy had died.
Assistant Coroner Ian Pears concluded that Jasper had died of natural causes. He said no medical cause of death had been established, but that ‘unnatural causes’ of death had been excluded.