Caldwell Co. inmate dies

Caldwell Co. inmate dies

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Officials say a Caldwell County inmate died Sunday night after falling.

According to Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law, 70-year-old George Ramirez fell and hit his head in the restroom area of the cell and lost consciousness.

Ramirez was placed in a wheelchair and escorted to the medical office. When he regained consciousness, he complained of chest pain. While obtaining Ramirez's vitals, Ramirez stopped breathing and turned blue. Officers began CPR and called for EMS to transport Ramirez to a hospital.

All attempts to resuscitate Ramirez failed. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Matt Keily.

An autopsy has been ordered.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

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