A Clearwater, Florida Man Declared Dead By Medics Was Actually Alive. He is doing alright for a guy who was pronounced dead a week ago.
Clearwater's Thomas Maxwell returned home from the hospital Tuesday. Last week, he went into cardiac arrest and paramedics declared he was dead.
After they left, though, a deputy noticed Maxwell was breathing and called for help. Those same medics confirmed Maxwell was still alive, and he was taken to the hospital. Maxwell's daughter told reporters if it wasn't for that deputy, her dad may have woken up in the morgue or suffered a slow and painful death.
The medics who called Maxwell dead are now suspended.
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