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A MISSISSIPPI man has been found literally alive and kicking in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead.

Workers were preparing to embalm Walter Williams when he moved.

A coroner pronounced the 78-year-old dead after finding no pulse when he was called to Mr Williams’ home in the city of Lexington on the previous evening.

It is thought his pacemaker may have temporarily stopped working.

Blimey, can you imagine had they laid this man down in the ground to rest - or placed in the furnace to be cremated - what a shock he would have got had he come round?

It sounds like something out of an Edgar Alan Poe film.

Talk about ‘keeping pace with your maker’!

Daryl Ashton

Blackpool