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Deputies: Inmate found dead in Hillsborough County Jail


TAMPA, Florida — Deputies making routine checks found an inmate unresponsive in his cell at the Hillsborough County Jail near Tampa.

Authorities say 50-year-old Patrick Foster was lying on the floor when deputies found him Sunday afternoon.

Medical staff responded immediately, providing assistance until medics arrived.

Foster was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he was declared dead.

Sheriff's officials say Foster suffered from various medical conditions and had been in the jail numerous times. He was most recently booked into the jail on June 4 after Tampa police picked him up for trespassing.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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