Declared Dead Too Soon: Man Wakes Up in Body Bag in Funeral Home
by Steven Ertelt | Jackson, MS | LifeNews.com | 2/28/14 1:23 PM
LifeNews reported earlier this month about a man who doctors pronounced clinically dead came back to life 45 minutes after his death had been called. Now it’s happened again.
Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
As AP reports:
The coroner was called to Williams’ home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died.
Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.
Family members were called and Williams was taken to a hospital. Howard says he believes Williams’ pacemaker stopped working, then started again.
Family members say Williams, a farmer, told them he’s happy to be alive.
This is also a cautionary tale for patients who are organ donors, where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations. These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly “brain dead” patients have come back to life just before having their vital organs taken from them after prematurely being declared dead.