A motorcyclist who was pronounced dead by paramedics after a crash in Brazil has been saved by a reporter who filmed the body bag moving.
Street seller Raimundo da Silva, 71, starting feeling unwell as he rode to work on his motorbike on Tuesday in the city of Araguaina.
He collapsed and fell off the vehicle and paramedics rushed to the crash site to save him.
But they pronounced Mr Da Silva dead and placed his body in a bag, leaving the scene to be supervised by police who waited for the coroner’s arrival.
Street seller Raimundo da Silva, 71, was placed inside a bodybag by paramedics who pronounced him dead after the crash in the city of Araguaina
However moments after paramedics left, police officers and a reporter covering the crash noticed that the plastic bag was moving very slightly on its own (pictured: Mr Da Silva inside an ambulance after being saved)
However moments after they’d gone, the officers and a reporter covering the crash noticed that the plastic bag was moving very slightly on its own.
Reporter Geovanni Pereira told news site G1: ‘When I arrived, the bag was already closed.’
In the footage, the bag can be seen moving, which resulted in the man being rescued.
He said: ‘They (the cops) opened it and I saw a small bubble of air coming out of the corner of his mouth. I performed CPR on him for 10 minutes out of a gut instinct to help.’
The sheepish paramedics were called back to the scene and they took the man to hospital alive. His current condition has not been reported.
The sheepish paramedics were called back to the scene and they took the man to hospital alive. His current condition has not been divulged
The paramedics have since said they performed CPR on the man when they were first called to the scene. However, they pronounced him dead ‘based on technical evaluation’.
They have said they will look over the man’s medical record to try to understand what happened.
Pereira told G1: ‘We were in the right place at the right time. I think it was a miracle.’