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Man alive in body bag at embalmer's.

Byline: CHRISTOPHER BUCKTIN US Editor

A PENSIONER declared dead by a coroner woke up in a body bag as he was about to be embalmed.

Walter Williams, 78, began to kick his feet inside the bag as staff prepared to work on him at a funeral home.

Manager Byron Porter said: "I've never experienced anything like it."

The coroner, who found no heartbeat at 9pm, said he suspected Mr Williams' pacemaker had likely stopped and started again.

Nephew Eddie Hester said: "I watched them put him in a body bag at 10.30pm, and at 2.30am, my cousin called me and said, 'Not yet, Daddy is still here.'" The retired farmer, of Lexington, Mississippi, has said he is "happy to be alive" as he recovers in hospital.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Mar 1, 2014
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