Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not Dead Yet!

Carlos Camejo, a Venezuelan man who had been declared dead but woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy, poses for the camera in La Victoria September 17, 2007. Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face. (Reuters)

'Dead' Man Wakes Up Under Autopsy Knife
"A Venezuelan man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.
Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face.
"I woke up because the pain was unbearable," Camejo said, according to a report on Friday in leading local newspaper El Universal.
His grieving wife turned up at the morgue to identify her husband's body only to find him moved into a corridor -- and alive.
Reuters could not immediately reach hospital officials to confirm the events. But Camejo showed the newspaper his facial scar and a document ordering the autopsy."
What an amazing story! Imagine the shock of the coroner... And his wife just road a roller coaster of emotions. Thank goodness she ended up on the high. Grabbed this story from ABCNews.com. It is a Reuters story.

3 comments:

Gregg D'Bully said...

How surreal!

Lisa said...

Yikes... I can't even imagine waking up like that... right into a nightmare!

footiam said...

It's good to wake up and find you are still alive!
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