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Waking up in the morgue

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 15, 2007 | 5:07 pm

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.

   

Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face.

   

“I woke up because the pain was unbearable,” Camejo said, according to a report on Friday in leading local newspaper El Universal.

   

His grieving wife turned up at the morgue to identify her husband’s body only to find him moved into a corridor—and alive.

 

Wow. This reminds me of that scene from “Heroes” when Claire Bennet, whose body spontaneously regenerates when injured, wakes up on a cold table with her torso butterflied. You can see that clip—not for the squeamish—here; “Heroes” is back for Season 2 in a week.

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