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A Man Woke Up In A Bodybag Right Before He Was About To Be Embalmed

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1. This is Walter Williams. He was about to be embalmed Wednesday night when he was found kicking and yelling for help inside his body bag.

2. Walter was pronounced dead around 9 p.m. that night, and then taken to Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Miss.

 

3. Turns out Walter wasn’t actually dead. The coroner believes his pacemaker stopped working and then turned back on. They say they’ve never seen anything like it before.

4. Sheriff Willie March told local reporters the whole incident was a miracle.

5. After the staff at Porter and Sons Funeral Home discovered Walter was, in fact, alive, they called the paramedics, who rushed him to a nearby hospital. He’s currently in good condition.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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