Inmate commits suicide at Merced County Jail

An inmate at the Merced County Jail has apparently committed suicide, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

Just after 6 a.m. Friday, correctional officers found the inmate. They attempted to revive the prisoner, who was pronounced dead after being taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center Merced.

The inmate's identity is being withheld as the sheriff's office conducts an investigation and notifies the inmate's family.