He was in his usual state of good health. 5 days after receiving the vaccine, he complained of brief unilateral shoulder pain (unclear to family which shoulder), which the family attributed to a musculoskeletal source. No chest pains, shortness of breath, or palpitations. He was playing with 2 friends at a community pond, swinging from a rope swing, flipping in the air, and landing in the water feet first. He surfaced, laughed, told his friends "Wow, that hurt!", then swam toward shore, underwater as was his usual routine. The friends became worried when he did not re-emerge. His body was retrieved by local authorities more than an hour later.
VAX DATE: 13 June 2021 |ONSET DATE: 19 June 2021 |DAYS TO ONSET: 6
COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH))
05 October 2021
19 June 2021
Autopsy report 6/21/2021. Pertinent findings include: no external indication of scalp injury, with small subgaleal hemorrhage over the left occiput; normal epidural, subdural, and subarachnoid evaluations; mildly elevated cardiac mass 420 mg; normal pericardial appearance; normal coronary artery origins from the aorta and free of atherosclerosis; increased left ventricular wall thickness (1.8 cm) and normal right ventricular wall thickness (0.3 cm); normal gross appearance of the endocardium, myocardium, and cardiac valves; small foci of myocardial inflammation of the lateral wall of the left ventricle with myocyte necrosis; negative myocyte disarray; negative toxicology; negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR; Ambry Genetics CardioNext analysis of 92 genes associated with inherited cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias negative for pathologic findings, positive for 2 variants of unknown significance.