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Walter Williams alive, determined after body bag moves and alerts morgue workers

Man pronounced dead is alive: Mortician sees the man move inside body bag.
Man pronounced dead is alive: Mortician sees the man move inside body bag.
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A man who was pronounced dead and taken away by the coroner in a body bag turns out to be alive. A Mississippi man was pronounced dead by the coroner on Wednesday night and carted away to the funeral home’s mortuary. A few hours later his family got a call from the funeral director that something wasn’t right, the dead man moved his leg.

According to “Fox and Friends” live on Friday morning Feb. 28, the family had said their good-byes to 78-year-old Walter "Snowball" Williams, who was in the hospital. Then the man was checked by medical staff and the time of death was called.

His nephew Eddie Hester explained how his family, who thought his uncle was dead, got the surprise of their lives. WKRG.com reports what Hester and the family saw when Williams was pronounced dead. Hester said:

"After they got through checking him, the coroner, they pronounced him dead and put him in a plastic bag, zipped him up, and took him, put him in the hearse and they left"

Williams’ daughter, Martha Lewis, explained the shocking phone call a few hours after her father’s body was taken to the funeral home. The mortician said something wasn’t right, said Lewis. The mortician then said “his leg is moving.” Williams was moved from the funeral home to the hospital.

Instead of planning a funeral today, the family of Walter Williams was seen on the morning news shows singing praise to God that their beloved family member is still alive. Williams was under hospice care and he had suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago, but apparently it wasn't his time to go yet.

The family is calling this a “miracle” and they said on “Fox and Friends” Friday morning that it wasn't Williams' time to go. The family isn’t alone at classifying this event as a miracle, as Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard also considers this somewhat miraculous.

While his family doesn't know how much longer Williams will be with him, as he is a sick man, they are happy for every day extra they have with him.