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6 Jun 2012 21:22 "Daddy, can I have some water?": 'Dead' boy wakes up at his own funeral and asks for a drink
The boy startled grieving relatives only hours after doctors were unable to resuscitate him during treatment for pneumonia A dead boy sat up in his coffin just before his funeral and asked for a glass of water – then lay back down again lifeless. Kelvin Santos, two, startled grieving relatives only hours after doctors were unable to resuscitate him during treatment for pneumonia.
He apparently smiled, looked round, drank his water then reclined back in his coffin. Dad Antonio Santos could not wake Kelvin again and carried him to hospital in Belem, northern Brazil. But doctors were mystified as to what happened and confirmed he was indeed dead.
Mr Santos said: “During the wake I held Kelvin and said, ‘son, come back to daddy’. “And a few hours later my son sat up in the coffin and said, ‘daddy, give me water’. “Everybody started to scream. We thought a miracle had taken place and our boy had come back to life. "Then he lay down again and didn’t move again. We couldn’t wake him.” Kelvin died from pneumonia and respiratory failure in Aberlardo Santos Hospital at 7pm on Friday following a five-day fever.
His family held a wake throughout the night at home and at 3pm the following day, an hour before the funeral, mourners said the lad came to life. Convinced that his son was a victim of medical malpractice, Mr Santos has now registered a complaint with police. He said: “Dead people don’t just wake up and talk. I’m determined to find out the truth.” Police said they are investigating.
Originally posted by Domo1
How freaking horrifying for the family. My initial inclination was to make jokes but seriously having your child wake up, then die all over again? At his funeral.
Originally posted by one_small_step
So very sad if indeed true.
To the ignorant above, some cultures bury their dead immediately. Ican't understand people even finding a funny side to this, wtf is wrong with you.?
That's not strange, as embalming is not used that much around the world. Here in Portugal I never heard of it being used.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Strange - was the boy not embalmed before
the funeral? If he was there is no way this
could happen - otherwise maybe so.