A Burnside jail inmate received CPR after found unresponsive. The Justice Department stated that the 29-year old was found around 9:30 PM. The staff quickly initiated CPR and called the paramedics.
The man was transported to the Dartmouth General Hospital where he was declared dead. The family members of the man were at the hospital with him.
According to provincial Justice Minister Mark Furey in a statement, the family and loved ones of the man have been in his thoughts after hearing about the incident.
The Halifax Regional Police and the Justice Department are investigating and the medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to figure out the root cause of death.
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