SOUTHFIELD, MI – She was pronounced dead by paramedics even though she was still alive. A 20-year old Southfield woman was reportedly discovered still breathing at a funeral home.
According to a report from WDIV-TV, Local 4 News, paramedics declared the woman dead on Sunday morning after she was found in cardiac arrest inside her Southfield home.
The Southfield Fire Department released this statement to WDIV-TV about the incident:
“At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. When paramedics arrived, they found a 20-year-old who was not breathing. 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.”
“Because there was no indication of foul play, as per standard operating procedure, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and given the medical data. The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing.”
The woman was taken to James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit where an employee then reportedly found her still breathing. The funeral home had this to say to WDIV-TV about what happened:
“After receiving clearance from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office, she was transported to our funeral home. Upon her arrival at the funeral home, our staff confirmed she was breathing and called EMS.”
There’s no word on how the woman is doing. The rest of the statement from the Southfield Fire Department said personal information on the patient is not being released to respect the privacy of her family.