He's not the first - nine have died since June - and he almost certainly won't be the last.
He was one of some 1,500 people attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel that connects northern France with England on Tuesday night, a huge desperate wave that followed quick on the heels of a surge of some 2,000 on Monday. Eurotunnel, who say they have blocked around 37,000 attempts since January, insist it's a "nightly occurrence."
Here's a look at some of the popular myths around the people lining up to reach England, and their motivations
Myth 1: Britain is getting flooded with more migrants than anywhere else
By 2014, applications to the UK had grown to 31,300, according to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), far lower than Germany (173,100), Turkey (87,800), Sweden (75,100), Italy (63,700) and, for that matter, the U.S. (121,200).
The migrants at Calais represent a tiny fraction of the displaced people across Europe, UNHCR’s Andrej Mahecic insists. “They are a symptom of what’s happening elsewhere,” he told Mashable. "The big crisis in the Middle East and Africa is pushing an increased number of people to cross the Med.
Very few end up in Calais. Most end up in other countries, mainly Germany and Sweden.”
By the end of last year, refugees, pending asylum cases and stateless persons made up just 0.24% of the UK's population, the UNHCR say, adding that "the vast majority of refugees stay in their area of displacement."
The Oxford University report concludes that "for many reasons, including geographical location, the UK currently receives below the EU average number of asylum claims per capita, and receives fewer asylum seekers in absolute numbers than several other EU member states."
"Under British rules they get free accommodation, they can work on the black market easily and they are given money. For poor people from Africa this is very attractive.
Britain is too soft on migrants."
Adult asylum seekers are offered £36.95 per week, or £43.94 if they're a lone parent. Couples get £72.52. In France, adults receive £56.82 per week.
The offering is purposefully meagre - amounts paid were deemed "cripplingly low" by Refugee Action last year - and many other EU countries offer more appealing options. Sweden, Germany and Italy allow asylum seekers jobs if they fulfil certain criteria, for example.
Illegal migrants, on the other hand, can't work, can't claim benefits, don't have a legal right to healthcare and are subject to deportation if discovered. Cameron announced in May he would seize the wages of any workers who are found to have entered illegally or overstayed as proceeds of crime.
However, the majority of the migrants huddled in makeshift camps have other things on their minds, having fled war and persecution, from countries including Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan.
"Many making the perilous journey are coming from conflict, human rights abuses and so on," UNHCR's Mahecic told Mashable. Their main priority at this point is finding refuge.
For every "Asylum seekers housed in hotel with 'spectacular sea views'" headline, there are nine people crammed into a room in another spot.
As the Red Cross points out, asylum seekers don't get offered council houses, but specific and often cramped accommodation. If refugee status is given, they have to pay for housing or ask for government help like any other UK citizen.