Monday, August 24, 2020

Woman Pronounced Dead Found Alive At Funeral Home

Posted at 4:23 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 7:30 AM, Aug 24, 2020

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 20-year-old woman believed to have died was found breathing at a Detroit funeral home.

On Sunday morning, Southfield Fire Department paramedics responded to a home for an unresponsive woman. When they arrived, the fire chief said she wasn't breathing; after standard efforts to revive her, first responders determined after about 30 minutes that she was deceased.

“Because there was no indication of foul play, as per standard operating procedure, the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office was contacted and given the medical data. The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing,” the chief said in a statement.

Hours later, staff at the James H. Cole funeral home realized she was still breathing.

It is still unclear what led up to the call for the unresponsive woman.“In an effort to respect the privacy of her family, the Southfield Fire Department is not currently releasing personal information on the patient.”

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