MARTINEZ (CBS SF) – An inmate at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez died Friday morning after suffering an apparent medical problem, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Around 4:10 a.m., an inmate notified a sheriff’s deputy that his cellmate was unresponsive, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
Jail medical staff and deputies responded immediately and began life-saving measures on the inmate, a 46-year-old Pittsburg man.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews arrived at the jail and continued to try to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at 4:27 a.m. Lee said the man had “several existing medical conditions.”READ MORE: Man Wins $1 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket Gifted To Him After Heart Surgery
His name is being withheld until relatives are notified.
The sheriff’s office and Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the man’s death, following county protocol after in-custody deaths.MORE NEWS: Tesla Officially Moves Headquarters From Palo Alto To Texas Gigafactory
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