After being pronounced dead early Sunday morning, a 20-year-old woman was taken to a Detroit funeral home to await embalming and get her ready her final resting place in the grave.
She was literally all zipped up in a body bag as they’ve done thousands of times.
But as it turns out, she wasn’t dead after all.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Timesha Beauchamp, a 20-year-old from Michigan, was in the care of paramedics after they responded to a 911 call about Beauchamp was not breathing.
They performed CPR and tried to revive her. But after 30 minutes they concluded she likely was no longer alive.
Following all necessary procedures, the paramedics and a local emergency department physician pronounced Beauchamp dead.
The body was then released to her family to make funeral arrangements. That’s when the funeral home received the body.
James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit confirmed it picked up the body hours later. But at the funeral home, employees saw her chest was rising and falling and the woman was still breathing.
They called EMS, and the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Our body can resist many forms of trauma, fight through a lack of nourishment, and take on harsh outer conditions, but without the ability to breathe in oxygen, we’re effectively dead within a few moments.
Normally, after five to ten minutes of not breathing, you are likely to develop serious and possibly