THIS is tragic teenager Jack Burden, who died on a school trip to Tanzania.
The picture was taken by a Gazette photographer at the 18-year-old Harton Technology College student’s leavers’ prom at The Sage Gateshead on June 27 - just one week before he left for the trip.
Jack, from South Shields, was on a trip with school expedition company True Adventure to the East African country when he died yesterday.
The teenager 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 sister, Sarah, posted on Facebook: “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.”