Man dies after arrest attempt

A man is dead after a struggle with Richmond County deputies Friday night.

Deputies attempted to apprehend George Harvey, 39, of Augusta, at Olive Road and Gor­­don Highway around 8 p.m. Fri­day, where he went into what authorities suspect was “cardiac arrest,” a news release said.

Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Sunday that Harvey entered cardiac arrest after deputies deployed a Taser.

Medical personnel were notified and deputies performed CPR on Harvey until they arrived. He was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:47 p.m., Boose said.

The Georgia Bureau of Inves­ti­gation will look into the death.

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