Dead woman is found alive in a morgue fridge after being declared killed in crash

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A woman who was declared dead after a car crash in South Africa is recovering in hospital after being found alive in a morgue's fridge.

The unnamed woman had been taken to Carletonville morgue, in Gauteng province after showing 'no form of life' in the wake of a road smash.

But when a member of staff at the facility went to check on the body in the fridge, he is understood to have found that she was breathing.

She was taken to hospital where she is now recovering from her ordeal.

An investigation has been launched into the blunder.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ve-morgue-fridge-road-smash-South-Africa.html
 

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I was technically dead after a MVA, my heart stopped not once but twice! I was luckily hooked up to a brain activity monitor which showed that I was still alive, so they de-fibbulated me. I also had a team of head injury experts working on me to relieve the pressure on my brain and drain blood out of my skull while another surgeon working on my punctured lung and the bleeding inside my chest cavity. They told me this after I came out of a coma 4 days later!

One of the treatments they were using was radically cooling my body to reduce the internal bleeding in my skull and chest cavity. This also can create the appearance of death.

Something else that was interesting is the medical team had approached my parents about possible organ donation, but again as I had fairly strong brain activity despite the extreme concussion, and brain compression they thought I would pull through. Fortunatey they were right!

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Sorry to hear about this how old were you at the time?
 

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Sorry to hear about this how old were you at the time?

Hi Meatpie,
This is an old story that we chatted about before. I was 19. 41 years ago!
Obviously I did pull through. I do have low grade brain damage and all those fractures and dislocations from that accident, plus a few others added along the way, have been developing into Osteoarthritis, so I do live with chronic pain.
 

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Sucks to hear how old are you now?
 

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Sucks to hear how old are you now?

Do the math: 19 + 41= 60

My fiery fantasies radically pre-dated my little near-death incident. I can trace those back to Grade 1! Though through some slightly bizarre therapy, probably even earlier!

One of the interesting side-bars to the near death incident is there is a standard protocol to interview survivors. They asked me what I remember from my time in the coma. Yes I did remember bright flashes, but mostly I remember being cold. It was funny, because both a scientist and a priest were in the interview session. The priest of course thought this was a higher message from God, but the scientist explained that this was totally expected, the flashes came from the de-firibulation and the cold was directly from the cooling used in my treatment, plus the fact that I had lost a lot of blood.
 

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It is unacceptable for a first-world country like South Africa to still be accidentally declaring its live people dead. That nonsense should have been left behind a thousand years ago. If the morgue in the photo is one of South Africa's, then they can't blame their facilities. That looks like a luxurious, top-of-the-line mortuary, clean enough to eat off any surface.
 
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