Sydney - A 92-year-old Australian woman who had been certified dead in a Queensland hospital was found to be still alive when nurses were putting her in a body bag, news reports said Tuesday. Rita Ring died three days later in Innisfail Hospital.
"I can only imagine the distress this situation must have caused the family of the deceased, to be told their loved one had died and then to have that contradicted just a short while later," medical superintendent Peter McKenna said in a statement.
He said a doctor had issued the death certificate "dependent on the absence of a number of key life signs."
Afterward, nurses noted Ring's signs of life and phoned her family with the news.
Could have been a Hitchcock movie ..