Woman found alive at Michigan funeral home after being pronounced dead
A 20-year-old woman was declared dead on Sunday until a funeral home actually found she was alive, officials say.
The Southfield Fire Department says they arrived at the home just after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The woman was unresponsive and they performed CPR and other life-reviving methods for 30 minutes, according to the department.
Fire officials say they determined the woman had died and she was released directly to the family, who made arrangements with a funeral home.
Here is the full statement from the Southfield Fire Department:
At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. When paramedics arrived, they found a 20 year-old who was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.
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.