‘Dead’ woman found breathing at funeral home

Over the weekend, a woman on Long Island appeared to have risen from the dead.
A bizarre case unfolded when the 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at 11:15 am on Saturday morning at the Water’s Edge Rehab and Nursing Center in Port Jefferson, New York.
Following her transport to the O.B. Davis Funeral Home in Miller Place area, the woman was discovered to be breathing shortly after 2 p.m., police reported.

Police in Suffolk County reported that funeral home workers made the shocking discovery and transported the octogenarian to an area hospital for treatment. There is no information regarding her current condition.

It is unclear whether the woman was declared dead in error or whether she experienced a medical event that may have contributed to her apparent resurrection.

The case has been referred to the office of the New York State Attorney General.

There was no immediate response from the Long Island funeral home.

In Iowa, a nursing home was fined $10,000 last week for declaring a hospice patient dead and moving her to a nursing facility when she was actually alive.

The funeral home worker unzipped the body bag in which the 66-year-old woman was found to be “gasping for air.”

Staff members called 911 and the woman was transported to a nearby hospital. She was confirmed to be breathing, but was unresponsive.

She was returned to hospice and died two days later surrounded by family members.