Inquest into tragic death of King’s Lynn man

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A Lynn man died of natural causes after he went into cardiac arrest, a coroner has concluded.

Luke Sellers, 28, collapsed at his sister Amber’s home in Cresswell Street during the early hours of April 4.

At noon on April 3, Mr Sellers had called for help at his home in Railway Road after suffering from chest pains.

Paramedic Darren Sullivan told yesterday’s inquest in Lynn that he had advised Mr Sellers to go to hospital due to an ecg reading, but he had refused to go .

Just before 4.20am, his sister called for an ambulance after Mr Sellers had begun to suffer chest pains. In a statement, she said her brother was crouching outside and struggling to breathe.

Paramedic Bruce Durham told the hearing Mr Sellers was lying in a difficult place and called for extra help. He administered oxygen and installed a cannular. Mr Durham outlined his treatment which included adrenaline and an anti-opiates drug.

There was a dispute between the evidence of paramedics and Mr Sellers’ family over claims over whether they had been told he had taken drugs.Mr Sellers was taken to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he later died.

A post-mortem found Mr Sellers had died from cardiac arrhythmia and acute infective endocartis. Assistant coroner Jan Thompson gave a verdict of natural causes.