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Morgue owner Ayanda Maqolo said he sent his driver to collect the body shortly after the family reported the death. Maqolo said he thought the man was around 80 years old. "When he got there, the driver examined the body, checked his pulse, looked for a heartbeat, but there was nothing," Maqolo told the Associated Press.
But a day after staff put the body into a locked refrigerated compartment, morgue workers heard someone shouting for help. They thought it was a ghost, the morgue owner said. "I couldn't believe it!" Maqolo said. "I was also scared. But they are my employees and I had to show them I wasn't scared, so I called the
He said the man was pale when they pulled him out. "He asked, 'How did I get here?'" Maqolo said.
"I couldn't sleep last night, I had nightmares," he said. "But today I'm much better."
You would think they would at least make sure you were dead.
...the spontaneous return of circulation after failed attempts at resuscitation. Occurrences of the syndrome are extremely rare and the causes are not well understood. One theory for the phenomenon is that a chief factor (though not the only one) is the buildup of pressure in the chest as a result of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The relaxation of pressure after resuscitation efforts have ended is thought to allow the heart to expand, triggering the heart's electrical impulses and restarting the heartbeat. Other possible factors are Hyperkalemia or high doses of Epinephrine.
Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker who sent him to the morgue after an asthma attack.
Morgue owner Ayanda Maqolo said he sent his driver to collect the body shortly after the family reported the death. Maqolo said he thought the man was around 80 years old.
"When he got there, the driver examined the body, checked his pulse, looked for a heartbeat, but there was nothing," Maqolo told the Associated Press.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
What about the religions that bury you right away.
You know there has to have been mistakes.
It really makes you wonder.
Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
How did he not die from hypothermia in the morgue? Considering his metabolic activity was so low that people thought he was dead, how did he not simply die from low body temperature????
Something about this story sounds like B.S. You don't spend 16 hours in a refrigerator, naked, and not die, ESPECIALLY if your heart is beating so weak that professionals can't detect your pulse.
I'm thinking it's a hoax.edit on 26-7-2011 by Cryptonomicon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
what happened to calling the ambulance service / paramedics , a doctor ???????????????
can we have some confirmation of RSA law ??
hear [ UK ] an undertaker cannot take custody of a corpse untill a doctor has signed a death certificate
how the hell did a undertakers delivery driver get the authority to pronounce death
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