I heard this story on the way into work this morning. Remind me not to get into an accident in Venezuela….

Man Declared Dead Awakens During Autopsy
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan man has seemingly come back from the dead.

Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident but woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy, according to a report from Reuters.

Examiners began an autopsy, but realized something was wrong when the “dead man” started bleeding. [MBT: yup – that would be a clue! Perhaps the screams would be a clue too!] They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face, Camejo told the newspaper El Universal.

FOXNews story here.

Evidently the man’s wife came to identify him and he was sitting in the hallway very much alive!

Reuters has a story on it too.