A 91-year old Polish woman who was declared dead by a family doctor woke up inside a body bag 11 hours after she was deposited in the mortuary.
On November 6, Janina Kolkiewicz was found not breathing and unresponsive in her home. The family doctor told CNN affiliate TVN, ‘I checked the pulse on the forearm artery, carotid artery also. I listened to the heart, to the breathing. I also examined the pupils. There were no reflexes. Typical symptoms of death.’
Apparently convinced by his findings, the doctor declared her dead, signed her death certificate and her body was then taken to a funeral home in the town of Ostrow Lubelski.
But eleven hours later, the morgue staff noticed movements in the body bag in which she was put, prompting them to bring her out and call her family to come get her.
She has since reunited with her family, and she says she’s ‘fine’ and ‘normal.’