Woman comes back from dead
A woman in New York state was pronounced dead and about to have her organs removed for transplant when she awoke and opened her eyes.
Colleen Burns had been taken to St Joseph's Hospital Health Centre in Syracuse after taking a drug overdose in 2009. She was thought to have passed away, a victim of "cardiac death", and so her family agreed to turn off the 41-year-old's life support machine and donate her organs.
It was not until she was wheeled into the operating theatre and opened her eyes in response to the lights that doctors called off the procedure.
She was discharged from the hospital a fortnight after the operation, but committed suicide less than two years later. (©Daily Telegraph, London)