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South Coast Jail Inmate Has Medical Emergency, Later Dies In Hospital

A Ventura County jail inmate who was undergoing a check by the jail’s medical staff suddenly had a medical emergency, and later died. Daniel Kornbluth was in the Special Housing Unit of the county’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility when the crisis occurred Wednesday. The jail’s staff started emergency medical aid.

The 59 year old Thousand Oaks man was taken to a hospital. Jail officials say Kornbluth was stabilized, but his medical condition then began to deteriorate.

He died a few hours later.  An autopsy to determine the cause of death is being conducted.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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