Family asks for Spaniard's death to be reconfirmed

27th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

A 70-year-old man who retained a healthy pink glow hours after he died prompted relatives to ask a doctor to reconfirm his death.

Madrid – Relatives of a dead man in Spain asked a doctor to confirm his death a second time because his body showed no signs of going pale hours after he passed away, local officials said Wednesday.

The 70-year-old died of a heart attack and his body was on display at a funeral home in Lorca, a city of some 90,000 people in southern Spain, when his family noticed that it still had a healthy pink glow, a spokesman for the funeral home said.

They then called in the doctor to confirm that their loved one was in fact dead. The doctor concluded that the man still had a healthy glow, despite having passed away, because the pacemaker he was wearing was still running.

AFP / Expatica

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