‘Dead’ woman heard knocking on her coffin at own funeral terrifying family

Ecuadorian woman found alive in her coffin during wake

A 76-year-old woman who was declared dead at a hospital in Ecuador astonished her relatives by knocking on her coffin during her wake. Relatives left the coffin behind and rushed retired nurse Bella Montoya back to the hospital after the wake on Friday in the central city of Babahoyo, her son Gilberto Barbera has revealed. The incident has prompted a government investigation into the hospital.

Montoya initially had been admitted on Friday to a hospital in Babahoyo, a city about 34 miles northeast of Guayaquil in central Ecuador with a possible stroke and cardiopulmonary arrest. 

When she did not respond to resuscitation a doctor on duty declared her dead, Ecuador’s Health Ministry said. 

But at the wake that same day, the elderly woman was found alive. 

Her son, Gilberto Barbera, described in detail the moments they found his mother “breathing heavily” in the coffin. 

He said his mother was unconscious when she was brought to the emergency room and that a few hours later a doctor informed him she was dead and handed over identity documents and a death certificate.

The family then brought her to a funeral home and were holding a wake later Friday when they started to hear strange sounds.

“There were about 20 of us there,” Mr Barbera said. “After about five hours of the wake, the coffin started to make sounds. 

“My mom was wrapped in sheets and hitting the coffin, and when we approached we could see that she was breathing heavily.”

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“It gave us all a fright,” Mr Barbera added, saying that doctors have said his mother’s situation remains dire.

Ecuador’s Health Ministry said that Montoya was in intensive care Monday at the Martin Icaza Hospital in Babahoyo while the ministry investigates doctors involved in her case. 

A technical committee has been formed to review how the hospital issues death certificates, the ministry said in a statement.

No details have been released about the doctor who had prematurely declared the woman dead.

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