A 20-year-old woman who was declared dead after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest was found to be breathing and very much alive by the funeral home where her body was taken.
Emergency services in the US city of Detroit, Michigan, were called to the woman’s home in the suburb of Southfield on Sunday morning, with reports she was “unresponsive”.
In a statement, Southfield Fire Department said paramedics performed CPR “and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes” on the patient, before it was determined she “did not have signs of life”.
Local media outlet Local4 said a member of the police department reportedly saw the woman move and breathe and called the fire crew back to investigate, but they were told it was a reaction from the medication given to her.
The fire department said they sent the medical records to the medical examiner’s officers and checked again that the woman was deceased, before releasing her body to her family to begin making funeral arrangements.
Several hours later, the woman’s body was taken to a James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit where workers there realised she was still alive and breathing.
Emergency crews were called again, and this time the woman was taken to hospital, Local4 reports.
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