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Jail inmate dies after alleged suicide attempt
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WEST OLIVE, Mich. (WZZM)-Officials at the Ottawa County Jail say an inmate has died after trying to strangle himself last week.

During rounds on Friday, a deputy found 50-year-old Scot Meirs in his cell, in distress. Authorities say Meirs had used his bedding to try to strangle himself. Deputies performed CPR and then took Meirs to the hospital in Muskegon for treatment, but deputies learned Tuesday that he died from his injuries.

Meirs had been in the Ottawa County Jail since August 4, facing charges of home invasion. An autopsy will be done in Lansing.

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