MILWAUKEE — A man pronounced dead was on his way to the morgue, but then he moved, according to WITI.
The TV station reported that 46-year-old Thomas Sancomb of Milwaukee continues to recover after being pronounced dead earlier this week.
Milwaukee police said they found Sancomb after being called to an apartment complex earlier this week for a welfare check.
He was lying face down unresponsive in a bedroom, according to police. A Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s report indicates that just after midnight, responding officers found him “cold to the touch and in rigor.”
The police then called the Milwaukee Fire Department and when fire personnel arrived, “no lividity” was noted, and he appeared very pale, according to officials. He was pronounced dead.
But about 45 minutes later, as transporters arrived, Sancomb exhibited “spontaneous respirations and began moving his left arm and right leg — the patient had a heart rate.”
Sancomb was then taken to a hospital. Sancomb’s brother said he’s getting better every day.
There are documented medical conditions which can slow metabolism to the point that vital signs may be undetectable.
A spokesperson for the Milwaukee Fire Department said an internal investigation is being conducted. The results of which should be available next week.