MORE tributes have been paid to Jack Burden, who died on a school trip to Tanzania.
The 18-year-old, from South Shields, was on a trip with school expedition company True Adventure to the East African country when he died yesterday.
The teenager, a Harton Technology College pupil, was on an expedition with his classmates when he suffered a severe allergic reaction.
Despite receiving immediate first aid and treatment with EpiPens - an emergency treatment for anaphylaxis - he could not be resuscitated.
Jack’s friends and relatives took to Facebook to express their shock and sadness at his sudden death.
His sister, Sarah, added: “So nice seeing all the lovely messages about Jack on here. Can’t come to terms with it at the minute. Thank you everyone for the messages.”
Brogan Wilson said: “Can’t believe you’re gone, Jack. I have known you since primary school and never knew you to be unkind to anyone. You always had such a lovely smile on your face. Such awful news, my heart goes out to your family.”
Adam Ramsey posted: “Incredibly devastated to hear about Jack. A hugely optimistic and friendly face that I’ll never forget. Rest in peace Jack, my thoughts and best wishes go out to his friends and family.”
Peter Burn said: “Shocked at the news about Jack, in bits. Can’t believe you are gone. Our first test match at Headingly when we were 10, blocking out countless draws in our early days for the 2nd’s, growing up together through junior cricket.
“One of the kindest, honest, mild mannered lads I knew and a best mate at Marsden. Cannot even begin to imagine what your family are going through. You will be deeply missed.”
Bethany Walker added: “Absolutely devastated, Jack Burden. So many amazing memories over the years, love you, man.”
Lee Joyce added: “Rest in peace mate, you’ll be missed, such a nice lad taken way too soon.”
Jessica Bassett said: “Absolutely devastated, can’t believe this has happened. Jack Burden was one of the kindest, funniest and loveliest lads I have ever met with nothing bad to say about anyone. So many great memories from the past 12 years you have been a great friend.”
Patrick Jackson added: “Absolutely devastating news to wake up to, the cricket club won’t be the same place without you.”
Ryan Dowens posted: “Once again a top young lad has been take from us my heart goes out to the Burden family at this time.”