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Mississippi man declared dead, wakes up in body bag

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Funeral arrangements are being canceled for a man who was declared dead, but later woke up inside a body bag.

The 78-year-old Mississippi man was originally thought to have died in his home. But as workers prepared to embalm him, he started kicking inside the bag.

"The mortician said something wasn't right. His leg started moving. I don't know how much longer he's going to grace us and bless us with his presence, but hallelujah, we thank him right now, right now!" said Martha Lewis, the man's daughter.

The man was rushed to the hospital where he still remains.

The coroner believes his pacemaker may have stopped working and then restarted again.

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