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Coconino County Inmate Dies From An Unknown Medical Condition While Traveling To Flagstaff

Coconino County Sheriff

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An inmate from the Coconino County Detention Facility in Page died Friday afternoon while being transferred from Page to Flagstaff. Sheriff’s officials say the inmate began to have a medical related emergency Friday morning en route to Flagstaff. Detention Officers pulled over and began live saving measures on the inmate. Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported the inmate to Flagstaff Medical Center. The inmate was taken into surgery and came out at around 1 p.m. At around 2:11 p.m. the inmate was pronounced dead. On Wednesday, the arrestee was being processed into the Page facility and refused to answer any medical related questions. Officers noticed a cut to the person’s finger and took him to the hospital in Page and refused medical treatment. The cause of death is under investigation. The inmate’s identity and further information is being withheld pending next of kin.