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Detroit Woman Declared Dead By Paramedics Found Breathing At Funeral Home

Written by on August 25, 2020

Employees at the James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit were shocked when a woman who was presumed dead was found breathing after being sent to the facility by her loved ones.

The woman was immediately brought to a hospital according to officials in the area.

The funeral home released a statement to the press, saying:

“While it is our practice not to comment on open investigations, we can confirm that on Sunday, August 23, 2020, we received a call to pick up a Southfield woman who was deceased. Upon her arrival at the funeral home, our staff confirmed she was breathing and called EMS.”

According to reports, the woman, who has not been named, was declared dead by paramedics who performed CPR on her for over 30 minutes.

Chief Johnny L. Menifee of the Southfield Fire Department gave a statement, saying:

“The paramedics performed CPR and other life-reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.”

The city of Southfield is conducting an investigation to see what happened, but as of now there are no signs of foul play.

ABC News

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