A man in Russia’s Far East woke up in the morgue after having been declared dead, local media report. Before the incident, he had been doing vodka rounds with friends – and after the “miraculous awakening,” he went back to the party
The man who was mistakenly taken for dead passed out after drinking
too much, local Khasanskiye Vesti newspaper reported Wednesday. However,
it is not clear when exactly the incident took place. Khasanky Region
is a coastal area in Russia’s Far East, which is home to some 35,000
people scattered over the territory of 4,100 square kilometers.
friends called an ambulance and medical staff hastily declared the man
dead before taking him to the morgue, according to the daily. However,
the man eventually came back to his senses (somewhat) – only to find
himself in a mortuary freezer.
“That night the local morgue
was filled to its capacity, the bodies were not only on the shelves, but
also on the floor of the freezer room, where our ‘dead’ hero was
allocated,” Aleksey Stoyev, a police spokesman, told the newspaper.
some point, the man woke up, failing to understand where he was. It was
very dark and cold. In addition his brain was foggy due to the
influence of alcohol. In the darkness, he felt someone’s completely cold
limbs and in fear rushed to the door. But it was locked.”
started screaming for help and pounding on the door. His calls drew the
attention of the morgue’s guard, who reported the situation to the
doctors. The latter thought that the guard was imagining things,
according to the local report. Nonetheless, out of cautiousness the
doctors called police.
Opening the door police were met by the
‘resurrected’ man who in panic ran out of the room, according to the
department of criminal investigations. Police questioned the man and
Returning to the place of the party, he found his
friends were still drinking, but this time commemorating him. The person
who opened the door was so shocked that he fainted, Khasanskiye
Vesti says. The commemoration ceremony was quickly revamped into a
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