A Polish beekeeper was nearly buried alive recently. Stung by his one of his charges, Josef Guzy looked dead enough to be sent into the buril process. Until:
He was placed in a coffin by undertaker Darius Wysluchato until Mr Guzy's wife, Ludmilla, asked him to retrieve her late husband's necklace before closing the lid. As Mr Wysluchato fiddled with the watch chain he happened to touch Mr Guzy's neck and detected a pulse.
He said: 'I touched around the neck artery and suddenly realised he asn't dead after all. I checked again and shouted, "It's a pulse!" 'I had a friend check and he noticed the man was breathing. God, it was a miracle!"
Always so embarrassing when that happens... And, speaking of embarassing,
Doctors have concluded that it was a case of suspended animation. The doctor who falsely diagnosed him as dead has apologised.
The fortunate man has a nice sense of localvore-themed irony and kindness:
Mr Guzy added, “The undertaker saved my life. The first thing I did when I got out of hospital was take him a pot of honey.”
(thanks to Arnaud Leene via Twitter)