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Declared dead after a fall in a canal, a septuagenarian... comes back to life


It was only thirty minutes after the intervention of the emergency services and after the latter had confirmed her death, that this 74-year-old woman was

The death certificate was established and the funeral services were already making their findings when the sheet covering the body began to move.

A septuagenarian fished out of a canal in the Loire department, in cardiac arrest, miraculously came back to life after being declared dead on Friday, indicates Le Progrès.

His vital prognosis, however, remains engaged.

This 74-year-old woman was found unconscious, floating on her stomach in the middle of the Roanne canal (Loire), at the start of the afternoon.

Rescued and brought back to the mainland by a cyclist, the septuagenarian is still unconscious when help arrives, despite a first heart massage performed by her rescuer.

"Phenomenon of Lazarus"

Firefighters and doctors from Smur (Mobile Emergency and Resuscitation Structures) then took over but the victim did not wake up.

“She was unconscious when we arrived.

We massaged him for half an hour,” a doctor told the regional newspaper.

It was only after their intervention and once the death certificate was established that the Smur, called back urgently, found that the victim had come back to life.

This woman would therefore be an additional case of what the medical profession has baptized "the phenomenon of Lazarus", in reference to the character of the Gospel Lazarus of Bethany, who, in the New Testament, comes out alive from his tomb four days after his death. through the powers of Jesus.

An exceptional "clinical situation" which is beyond comprehension and which has been talked about in particular through the fate of Mohamed, a 66-year-old garbage collector, in Seine-Saint-Denis, who came back to life in a funeral bag after a cardiac arrest.

Source: leparis

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