Mourners in Ecuador realise the 76-year-old is still alive hours after she was placed in a coffin.

• The woman’s relatives were shocked to discover that she was still alive while preparing her body for the funeral after she had been declared dead by the hospital.

• The woman’s son said that his mother started to move her left hand, open her eyes and struggle to breathe when they opened the coffin.

• Firefighters arrived and lifted the woman from the coffin onto a stretcher and took her back to the same hospital where she had been declared dead.

• The woman’s son said that his mother was responsive and on oxygen in the intensive care unit, and reacted when a doctor pinched her hand.

• The health ministry has opened an investigation into the incident after the woman was issued a death certificate stating she had died of cardiopulmonary arrest following a stroke.

• The article mentions another case in February where an 82-year-old woman was found breathing while lying in a funeral home after being pronounced dead three hours earlier at a nursing home.


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No seriously though… seems like every year or two I hear about another story of someone just coming back like this. The human body is totally wild.

It’d be so awkward next time. “I mean… are you sure she’s dead?”

Just watched a Castle episode where a guy refused to die.

Isn’t there something about wakes existing to prevent this sort of thing? I assume it’s apocryphal, but still.

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