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Man found dead in Boulder jail cell

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BOULDER, Colo. — An inmate at the Boulder County Jail hung himself according to the sheriff’s office.

On Saturday at about 9:30 p.m. the 40-year-old man was discovered in his cell unconscious and not breathing.

Sheriff’s deputies attempted to revive the man by administering CPR while waiting for paramedics and firefighters to arrive. The man was transported to Boulder Community Hospital and was pronounced upon arrival.

Commander Rick Brough said the inmate was housed in the intake module and was assigned his own cell. Deputies had checked on the man 30 minutes prior to discovering him unresponsive according to Brough.

The deceased man was arrested on June 26. He faced charges included criminal impersonation, failure to pay, and alcohol consumption in public.

The death is being investigated by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office. A determination of the cause and manner of death will be announced once the coroner completes the investigation.

The name of the deceased will be released pending notification of family members.