State prison inmate in Yuma dies after apparent suicide try

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Arizona Department of Corrections officials say an inmate at the state prison in Yuma has died after an apparent suicide attempt.

They say 24-year-old Patrick Crooks died Thursday at Yuma Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained from an apparent act of self-harm using a bed sheet tied to a shower stall.

Staff discovered Crooks early Wednesday while conducting a security check.

They tried to give him aid until paramedics arrived and transported him to a hospital.

Corrections officials say Crooks had been in the prison system last year after he was convicted out of Gila County and given an 18-month sentence for endangerment.

They say all inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner's office.

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