LITTLE ROCK An inmate who was revived by officials at the Saline County Jail after being found without a pulse in his cell is now listed in fair condition.
Saline County Lt. Scottie Courtney said in a statement that the inmate, whose name was not released, was not breathing when he was found unresponsive and unconscious around 6:15 p.m. Sunday.
Jail personnel reportedly used a defibrillator on the man and began administering CPR. He regained a pulse and was breathing when medical crews arrived a short time later.
"The quick response of the Detention Officers, Benton Fire Department, and Med-Tran are to be commended in the saving of this detainee's life," Courtney said in a news release. "This is the type of interdepartmental cooperation that provides the best services to the citizens of Saline County."
Courtney said privacy laws prevented him from releasing the inmate's name or any information about him.
Officials say it marks the fourth time an inmate has received life-saving assistance from detention personnel in the last four months.