Local News

Man Mistakenly Declared Dead Making Progress, Speaking

Posted May 22, 2005

— A Franklin County man who was taken to the morgue in a body bag and mistakenly pronounced dead took a major step in his recovery Saturday, his family told WRAL-TV.

In January, a car hit Larry Donell Green on a Franklin County road. Paramedics mistakenly pronounced him dead at the scene, but he was later discovered alive at the morgue.

Green's family told WRAL-TV that Green spoke his first words Saturday afternoon.

Green's family said he recognizes faces and remembers names.

Though he's not putting full sentences together, Green is speaking, they said.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all