Woman pronounced dead breathing at Long Island funeral home
A woman rose from the dead on Long Island over the weekend.
The bizarre case unfolded when the 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Water’s Edge Rehab and Nursing Center in Port Jefferson.
But after being transported to the OB Davis Funeral Home on Miller Place, the woman was found to be breathing just after 2 p.m., police said.
Funeral workers made the shocking discovery and the octogenarian was then taken to a nearby hospital, Suffolk County Police said. Her current condition is unknown.
It is unclear if the woman was mistakenly pronounced dead or if she experienced a medical episode that may have contributed to her apparent resurrection.
The case was referred to the New York Attorney’s Office.
The Long Island funeral home did not immediately return a message.
Last week, an Iowa nursing home was fined $10,000 for similarly declaring a hospice patient dead and transferring her to a nursing home when she was actually alive.
A funeral home worker opened the body bag the 66-year-old woman was in and found that she was “gasping.”
The worker called 911 and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was confirmed to be breathing but unresponsive.
The woman was returned to the hospice and died two days later surrounded by family members.
https://nypost.com/2023/02/05/woman-pronounced-dead-discovered-breathing-in-long-island-funeral-home/ Woman pronounced dead breathing at Long Island funeral home