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Inmate at county jail dies

A man who was an inmate at the Chautauqua County Jail has died.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Monday around 1:35 a.m. a 65-year-old inmate began having chest pains and difficulty breathing. Correction officers contacted emergency medical services who responded to the jail. The individual, whose name was not released, was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital. Upon arrival at the emergency room the subject became unresponsive and medical staff were unable to revive him.

Due to state laws the Attorney General’s Office was notified and sent a detective to the jail to further investigate. New York State Commission of Corrections has also been notified and will also conduct an investigation. Investigation is continuing.

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