Elderly man wakes up in body bag in Mississippi funeral home

An elderly Mississippi man woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead earlier that day.

Walter Williams, 78, was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. in his home and taken to a nearby funeral home. As workers prepared to embalm him, he reportedly started kicking in the body bag.

Williams was taken to a nearby hospital where he was talking, but appeared weak. A coroner said it was possible his pacemaker shut down and then started working again.

Photo: Walter Williams woke up to find himself in a body bag. (WAPT)

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