Man who died after falling from scaffolding in Haverhill named locally as former West Suffolk College student Cameron Vasquez

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save Cameron, who later died in hospital. Picture:

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save Cameron, who later died in hospital. Picture: Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A Suffolk man who died from head injuries after falling from scaffolding has been named as his former school paid tribute to him.

Ambulance crews were called to Jubilee Walk in Haverhill at around 2.30am on Saturday to reports a man, named locally as former West Suffolk College student Cameron Vasquez, had fallen from scaffolding.

Despite the best efforts of medics, he later died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Now Vanessa Whitcombe, headteacher at his former school Castle Manor Academy said Cameron, in his 20s, was “full of character”.

She said: “Cameron is fondly remembered by staff and students at the school as a young man full of character and life.


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“Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Suffolk police said they are treating the death as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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A spokesman for West Suffolk College said: “We are very sorry to hear of Cameron’s tragic death.

“He was a student at West Suffolk College from 2012 to 2013 and studied a Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma.

“Our hearts and sympathies go out to his family and friends.”

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