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Man Dies In Santa Cruz County Jail

SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — A man died at the Santa Cruz County Jail on Saturday morning after being arrested by the California Highway Patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rickey Pritchard, 59, was waiting to be processed at the jail, located at 259 Water St., around 6:38 a.m. when he suffered a medical problem, Santa Cruz County sheriff’s officials said.

Jail staff members, including medical professionals, tried to resuscitate Pritchard and called in paramedics, but he died despite their efforts, according to the sheriff’s office.

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