A man has died while detained in a Riverside County jail, the sheriff’s department announced Monday.
Deputies are said to have been conducting a routine security check in a housing unit at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio where the man was found unresponsive in his cell.
Jail custody and medical staff, CalFire and AMR all provided life-saving measures as soon as they could, according to a press release.
However, the man was pronounced dead.
The death is under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
In the meantime the RSO Coroner will determine a cause of death.