An inmate at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility is recovering after being treated for self-inflicted lacerations.
The inmate was flown by medical helicopter to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital on Monday, September 7. Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings confirmed that the man’s injuries were self-inflicted. Sheriff Cummings did not give the victim's age, or say why the man was incarcerated.
“He has undergone surgery and is recovering well,” Sheriff Cummings said in an email.
Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Richard Emberg said the victim had “traumatic injuries to his upper body and extremities.” Dep. Chief Emberg added that emergency responders were dispatched to the correctional facility on Joint Base Cape at 2:44 PM on Monday.
A medical helicopter was requested at 3:17 PM, and at 3:58 PM, the victim was flown from the Pocasset ball field to Rhode Island Hospital.
“Security and Medical Staff did an outstanding job saving this individual's life as did the Bourne Fire and Rescue Department,” the sheriff said.
(This article has been updated.)