59-year-old inmate dies in Santa Barbara County jail

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says a jail inmate has died while in custody.

A sheriff’s statement says the 59-year-old man was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell on Wednesday.

Deputies and paramedics tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the jail.

The man’s name is being withheld until relatives are notified.

No details were released regarding how the inmate may have died.

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