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Hamilton County inmate dies at county jail

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- An inmate at the Hamilton County Jail was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night and later was pronounced dead at Erlanger Medical Center.

Sheriff's Office spokesperson Janice Atkinson said that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Saturday night, a 48 year old white male was found unresponsive in his cell at the County Jail. 

Jail personnel initiated CPR and Hamilton County EMS was called to transport the party to Erlanger.  A report was received from Erlanger at 3:45 p.m. Sunday that the party had been pronounced dead. 

Information regarding the cause of death will not be available until a report is received from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation is on-going and being handled by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division. 

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