Deputies investigating death of a Sarasota man at the Sarasota County Jail

Sarasota County Jail death investigation underway

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies are currently conducting an investigation into the death of a Sarasota man during his processing into the Sarasota County Jail.

The man was arrested and brought into the pre-intake area of the jail at approximately 12:52 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. He was cleared by medical personnel and taken into custody by corrections deputies at 1:09 p.m.

He began experiencing a medical emergency at approximately 1:25 p.m. Jail medical personnel immediately began to perform CPR and other life-saving measures.

Paramedics arrived soon after and continued to perform life-saving methods until the inmate was declared deceased at 1:58 p.m.

The man was taken into custody on two warrants out of Manatee County and detectives are currently working to notify the family of his death.

The identity of the man has not been released and no further information is available.

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