PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says it received word yesterday that a Fort Pierre man, who was found hanging in his cell at the Hughes County Jail, has died. Sheriff Mike Leidholt says 27-year-old Flint Dahl passed away Thursday morning at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
In a statement provided Tuesday, Leidholt said that corrections officers discovered Dahl hanging from a bed sheet in his cell on Monday afternoon about 2:15 p.m. The release indicated that emergency reponse efforts-including CPR-were started immediately, and Dahl was transported to the hospital in Pierre. He was then taken to a Sioux Falls hospital.
Leidholt stated yesterday that he can’t comment further and an investigation into Monday’s incident is being conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.
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