Several hours after the accident, mortuary technicians found her alive in the morgue fridge
The Hush Post: Declared dead by doctors after she met with a horrific car accident, a woman was found alive in the fridge of the mortuary in a hospital in South Africa village. The incident was reported from Carletonville, southwest of Johannesburg, the emergency services announced on Monday.
The paramedics had declared this woman dead after a horrific car accident. A report said on Monday that Distress Alert ambulance service confirmed that an unnamed woman had been declared dead by paramedics at the scene of the pile-up outside of Carletonville, southwest of Johannesburg, last week.
But, several hours after the accident, the mortuary technicians found her alive in the fridge of the morgue. The horrific accident occurred on June 24 in which the car had turned, throwing all three occupants off the ill-fated car, killing two of them on the spot, the report said.
“We followed our procedures – we’ve got no idea how it happened,” Gerrit Bradnick, Distress Alert operations manager, was quoted as saying in the report.
“The crew is absolutely devastated – we’re not in the business of declaring living people dead, we’re in the business of keeping people alive,” he was further quoted
The woman was taken to Carletonville hospital after being found alive in the morgue. She did not show any signs of life when she was attended to by first responders, Bradnick reportedly said.
“All the right checks were done – breathing, pulse – so the patient was declared deceased,” Bradnick was further quoted.
“Paramedics are trained to determine death, not us,” an official in the Carletonville mortuary was quoted by the Sowetan newspaper.
“You never expect to open a fridge and find someone in there alive. Can you imagine if we had begun the autopsy and killed her,” the official was quoted in the report.