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Man who was declared dead after root canal wakes up in coffin as family prepared for funeral

By Mason White 5:08 PM October 29, 2017
People carrying coffin at funeral (illustration)
People carrying coffin at funeral (illustration)
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) The family members of a young man who was pronounced dead following a dental procedure, were shocked to see the 24-year-old breathing in his coffin as they prepared for the funeral.

The incident unfolded last week in Tingo Maria, Peru.

Watson Franklin Mandujano Doroteo underwent a routine dental procedure.

He developed a high fever after having a root canal and was taken to the Tingo Maria Contingency Hospital.

Doctors pronounced him dead, but in reality, he was just heavily sedated.

Doroteo was taken to the morgue, and his body was prepared for the funeral.

At some point, Doroteo’s relatives noticed that he was breathing heavily while they watched him being placed in a coffin.

A doctor was called, and it was confirmed that Doroteo was still alive.

Watson was removed from the coffin and immediately transferred to a hospital, where he eventually died.

Doroteo’s relatives believed that the young man died as a result of the hospital’s negligence as doctors declared him dead rather than being treated properly.

Prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the matter.