SARASOTA COUNTY — Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a possible suicide by an inmate at the county jail Wednesday.

“Deputies were alerted around 3 p.m. Wednesday to a possible suicide attempt within the facility,” the SCSO stated in a brief press release. “Inmates, deputies and medical staff responded and rendered life-saving efforts but were unsuccessful. Paramedics responded and pronounced the man deceased at 3:24 p.m.”

The Sheriff’s office did not release the identity of the detainee or any other details of the situation, as next of kin had not been notified.

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