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‘Dead man’ kicks his way out of body bag

Posted at 8:55 AM, Feb 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-28 12:45:36-05

LEXINGTON, Miss. (WAPT) -  A Mississippi man who was declared dead woke up in a body bag at a funeral home, reported WAPT TV.

"I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zipped it up," Walter Williams' nephew, Eddie Hester, said.

Hester said the coroner told the family he checked Williams' pulse around 9 p.m. Wednesday and pronounced the man dead with no heartbeat. The coroner helped move Williams to the funeral home where workers were preparing to embalm him when he started to move.

Funeral home manager Byron Porter said he had never seen anything like this before, a man in a body bag kicking to get out.

"We definitely were not going to do anything to him once we saw that he was not deceased," Porter said.

Paramedics rushed Williams to the hospital were he is under the supervision of doctors.