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Man comes back to life 45 minutes after his heart stopped

Tony Yahle’s ‘body’ was being prepared by nurses when he showed signs of life.

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A MAN REVIVED to life after being declared dead by doctors when his heart stopped for 45 minutes.

Medics cannot find an explanation for the recovery of diesel mechanic Tony Yahle, whose ‘body’ was being prepared by nurses to be seen by his family when he began to show signs of life.

However, 37-year-old Yahle – who fully awoke at the Ohio hospital five days after his heart restarted on August 5 – puts it down to his religious faith.

Cardiologist Dr Raja Nazir told the Dayton Daily News:

In the last 20 years, I’ve never seen anybody who we have pronounced dead … and then for him to come back, I’ve never seen it. Actually, I’ve never heard of it.

Yahle said at Christ’s Church in Bellbrook that a “miracle happened” when he revived. He said doctors couldn’t find any defects in his heart. He said his doctors’ last guess was that it was all the result of a possible viral infection.

Yahle’s teenage son, Lawrence Yahle, said he spoke to him shortly before he revived, the newspaper reported.

“I pointed at him and said, ‘Dad, you’re not going to die today,’” the 18-year-old said. “I stood there for a few more seconds. I was about to walk back to comfort the family, and that’s when he started showing signs of a heartbeat.”

The teen said he “went from hopeless to hope in an instant.”

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