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Man, 29, dies after suffering 'medical issue' at Riceland facility in northeast Arkansas

by Josh Snyder | July 17, 2019 at 3:50 p.m.
Stuttgart-based Riceland Foods Inc. is shown in this file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo)

A 29-year-old man died after suffering a medical issue Wednesday while working at a Riceland facility in Jonesboro, officials said.

The Jonesboro Fire Department received a call just before 10:30 a.m. regarding a man suffering a medical emergency at the facility, 216 Gee St., Fire Chief Kevin Miller said.

Medics transported the man to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson.

Officials declined to identify the man Wednesday afternoon, whose body was taken to the state Crime Lab to determine the cause of his death.

A call to a Riceland spokesman in Stuttgart was not immediately returned Wednesday.


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