Dead Man Wakes Up, Startles Morgue Workers
Hospital jumped the gun a bit
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2014 1:42 PM CST
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(Newser) – Kenya adds to the fine tradition of dead-person-wakes-up stories—like this, this, this, and this, to name just a few—with this gem: Guy ingests insecticide, goes to the hospital, is declared dead by doctors, and gets sent to the morgue. Guy then wakes up and scares the bejeezus out of morgue workers, as recounted by the Sunday World. Doctors speculate that his heart rate was slowed to an imperceptible rate, either by the insecticide or the drug used to treat him. The hospital superintendent puts the best possible spin on it via this quote picked up by the BBC: Yes, the doctors were confused, but "the victim was saved before he could be embalmed."

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chris prit
Feb 1, 2014 2:01 AM CST
This happened to a friend of mine. He was drunk, was in a wreck. He was declared dead and woke up in the morgue. Of course anyone in this situation was not dead to begin with. The heartrate wasn't detected, I do agree however that anyone who voted for Obummer is dead between the ears and will most likely never wake up. Unless you are director Oliver Stone, who had some sense..
Frank Sullivan
Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM CST
When I'm declared to be dead, I want them to kill me!
KDickley
Jan 12, 2014 12:32 PM CST
At least he woke up. All of the rest of the dead people who voted for Obozo the Clown never woke up.