Mississippi man declared dead wakes up in body bag - Tucson News Now

Mississippi man declared dead wakes up in body bag

Source: Williams family Source: Williams family

(CNN) – A story is spreading like wildfire out of Mississippi where a man declared dead woke up in a body bag at a funeral home.

According to CNN affiliate WAPT, the coroner in Holmes County, which is just north of Jackson, says he checked Walter Williams' pulse Wednesday night and pronounced him dead at his home.

Williams was then moved to the funeral home where he was about to be embalmed. That's when he started kicking to get out of the body bag, missing certain death by just minutes.

"We definitely were not going to do anything to him," said funeral home manager Byron Porter. "Once we saw that he was not deceased."

Paramedics rushed Williams to the hospital, where family members say they're happy he's alive.

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