A 1-month-old baby pronounced dead by a Chinese hospital came back to life 15 hours after being taken to a morgue in what medical professionals say is a miracle.
The baby, An An, was born prematurely Jan. 8 and spent 23 days in an incubator before his family decided to take him home for Chinese New Year, Daily Mail reported.
But his condition deteriorated and by Feb. 4, his father brought the child back to hospital for treatment. Doctors told him his son had experienced a cardiac arrest and later that day he was declared dead.
An’s father took the baby's body to the funeral home, where he was given a receipt to confirm the body had been sent to the morgue.
The next morning, after spending the night in the morgue's refrigerated room, kept at 10 degrees Fahrenheit, An surprised everyone.
“As soon as I pulled him out of the morgue, I thought I heard noises. When I pushed him to the crematory, the noises became louder,” a worker told a local television station, reports Daily Mail.
“I opened the container and saw him moving, so I told the father the baby was still alive,” the worker added.
An was rushed back to hospital. Doctors were unable to explain what had happened to bring him back to life.
“I have been a pediatrician for over 20 years. I've never seen anything like this,” Dr. Chen, head of the hospital’s pediatrics department, said.
A similar incident involving an Australian couple in 2010 only came to light in March 2015.
Kate and David Ogg were expecting twins when Kate went into labor in the sixth month of pregnancy.
Jamie and Emily were born two minutes apart and while Emily came out crying and breathing, Jamie appeared lifeless.
Doctors tried to revive their son for 20 minutes, but then had to inform the parents he had died.
The parents asked the doctors to leave so they could have what they thought would be the only moment alone with their son they would get. David held the baby in his arms and he began to show signs of life.
“He suddenly gasped ... then he opened his eyes. He was breathing and grabbing Dave's finger,” Kate told Daily Mail.