Prisoner dead after incident at correctional precinct

A PRISONER has died after an incident at the Darwin Correctional Centre.

Police and St John Ambulance paramedics were called to the Darwin Correctional Precinct at 1.45pm on Friday after a 32-year-old man was found injured.

It's understood the man was driving a buggy at speed when the buggy hit a rock and rolled.

Prisoners nearest to the man tried to revive him before officers took over but they were unsuccessful.

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the prison to attend to a worksite accident.

The spokeswoman said paramedics began resuscitation but the man died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

NT Police is investigating and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

The NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice spokeswoman declined to comment as the matter was a police investigation.

NT WorkSafe was notified of the incident and inspectors have attended the scene.


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