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Beaufort County inmate collapses in cell, dies at hospital

A Beaufort County jail inmate who collapsed in his cell Sunday night died the next day, according to a news release.

After he collapsed in his cell at the Beaufort County Detention Center, medical treatment was administered and EMS was notified, the release from Beaufort County said.

The inmate was then taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital where he died Monday, according to the release.

The cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is being conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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