An Ohio Man Who Was Dead for 45 Minutes Came Back to Life as His Family Prepared to View his Body


If this story doesn't count as a hospital miracle, we seriously don't know what does.

A West Carollton man was pronounced dead by cardiologists at Kettering Medical Center last week after suffering from a bout of severe irregular breathing.

45 minutes later, as his family was preparing to view his body, Tony Yahle, 37, began showing signs of life.

"In the last twenty years, I've never seen anybody we have pronounced dead ...come back ... I've never seen it. Actually, I've never heard of it," Dr. Raja Nazir of the Kettering Medical Center told WHIO-TV.

Yahle was admitted to the hospital after his wife noticed that he was breathing irregularly in his sleep. Doctors attempted to stimulate his heart, but later pronounced the man dead when he became utterly unresponsive.

Yahle was unconscious for five days and said he has no memory of the incident.

In case you're wondering, he also told WHIO-TV that he had no afterlife experience. “I have no memory of anything. I went to bed … woke up five days later in the hospital."


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Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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