A young woman was found alive after she was declared dead and taken to a funeral home, officials said.
Paramedics have attempted to revive the 20-year-old woman for 30 minutes on Sunday, the Southfield fire department reported.
“Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life,” the department said.
“The Oakland County medical examiner’s office was contacted and given the medical data,” the department said.
“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.”
But instead, at the James H. Cole funeral home, a shocking revelation came: The woman was alive.
“Our staff confirmed she was breathing” and called a Detroit emergency medical crew, the funeral home said.
The woman had been taken to a hospital, reported WDIV-TV and The Detroit News. No other location, name or current condition information was available immediately on Monday.
“We couldn’t believe it,” said Dave Fornell, deputy commissioner of the Detroit fire department, who added that her heart rate was 80.