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Sheriff: 38-year-old inmate dies at Vancouver jail

May 29, 2019

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an inmate died at the Clark County Jail in Vancouver.

The Columbian reports deputies and medical staff at the jail were checking on inmates at 11:02 a.m. Sunday when they discovered a male inmate unresponsive in the booking detox area.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says personnel began live-saving measures and requested medical help.

The sheriff’s office says Vancouver Fire Department medics pronounced the unidentified 38-year-old man dead at 11:09 a.m.

The sheriff’s office said no additional information would be released until the man’s family was notified.

The Clark County Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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