Man dies while sobering up

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

EUREKA >> On Friday, June 13 at about 2:40 p.m. a 42-year-old man, who had been arrested by the Eureka Police Department for being under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, was brought into the Humboldt County correctional facility. The male was medically cleared by jail staff and was placed into a sobering safety cell by himself. Correctional officers conducted 15 minute cell checks on the male subject, per their policy. At about 4 p.m., a correctional officer noticed the male was unresponsive and did not appear to be breathing. The correctional officer and jail medical staff immediately began life saving measures which included CPR. The Eureka Fire Department and an ambulance were immediately notified and responded to the correctional facility.

Once the paramedics arrived on scene they continued rescue efforts. The man was transported to a local hospital by ambulance at about 4:16 p.m. At the hospital an emergency room physician pronounced the man deceased. The Humboldt County coroner's office responded to the hospital.

A complete joint investigation into the circumstances of the man's death is being conducted by Investigators with the Humboldt County sheriff's office, Humboldt County district attorney's office and the Humboldt County coroner's office.

The man who died in the Humboldt County correctional facility was identified as Daren Ethan Borges, age 42, of Eureka. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday, June 21, to determine the cause of death.