Man dies in jump from Thurston County jail bunk

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say a man arrested for investigation of third-degree assault is dead after jumping head-first off a bunk in the Thurston County jail.

The Olympian newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/tpge4U ) that the man's name wasn't immediately released. The sheriff's office said he was standing on the upper bunk of a holding cell before being booked Friday night when a corrections deputy saw him jump.

Jail staff and medics performed CPR but were unable to save him.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com