A 20-year-old woman who had been pronounced dead was later found breathing at a funeral home.
Workers at a Detroit funeral home discovered a young woman breathing hours after she was declared dead by paramedics and was sent to the mortuary by her grieving family, authorities say. https://t.co/mgIea1b8O6
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“At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female,” the fire department said in a released statement, the outlet reported. “When paramedics arrived, they found a 20-year-old who was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.” (RELATED: Woman Dies After Drinking Herbal Tea In San Francisco)
The Southfield police reportedly called firefighters back after they saw her move, but the fire crews claimed the movement was a side effect of medication, sources told the outlet. The woman was transported to James H. Cole Funeral Home where employees discovered she was still alive.
“After receiving clearance from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office she was transported to our funeral home,” the funeral home said in a statement. “Upon her arrival at the funeral home, our staff confirmed she was breathing and called EMS,” the statement added.