NH Congressman’s 15-Year-Old Nephew Died From Drowning and/or the Jab?
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-New Hampshire) on Wednesday shared the news that his nephew, Charlie Zink, is the teen who drowned over the weekend in Bedford.
On Sunday we tragically a lost my nephew Charlie. There are no words to describe the magnitude of the loss of this amazing 15 year old or what he meant to all who knew and loved him. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/67E5DnDHeq
— Chris Pappas (@ChrisPappasNH) June 23, 2021
According to police, the 15-year-old was playing on a rope swing with several friends at the pond Sunday evening when he landed in the water, surfaced briefly and then went under. Bedford police responded around 7 p.m. after one of the teen’s friends called 911, and Nashua fire department divers recovered his body around 9:15 p.m.
The Bedford High School student was born in Boston and had just finished his freshman year.
Charlie was the son of Pappas’ sister Alyssa Zink and her husband, Eric. He had three siblings: 13-year-old Annie, 11-year-old Eva, and 8-year-old Oliver.
UPDATE: The boy’s death was reported to VAERS as a COVID Vaccine Adverse Event due to the fact that he died less than a week after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. He received the shot on June 14 and died on June 20.
An autopsy revealed “small foci of myocardial inflammation of the lateral wall of the left ventricle with myocyte necrosis.”
The VAERS submission describes the circumstances of Charlie’s death:
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.
The report surfaced on VAERS in October.
VAERS report # 1764974
On August 23, Pappas posted a tweet with the hashtag #GetVaccinated
— Chris Pappas (@ChrisPappasNH) August 23, 2021
Touchline summer soccer tonight at Bedford. We all wore pink socks to honor the memory of Bedford sophomore Charlie Zink, who died tragically 9 days ago. Pink was his favorite color, so we were Pink for Zink to honor a consummate team player. pic.twitter.com/Uz8aSXzsid
— #Hanover Boys Soccer (@RobertGrabill9) June 30, 2021