Anthony Yahle was taken to Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio on the morning of August 5 when his wife Melissa noticed his breathing didn’t sound right. She and her 17-year-old son, Lawrence, performed CPR on Yahle until first responders arrived.
At the hospital, doctors treated Yahle with every medicine they could for 45 minutes, but he didn’t respond and was officially declared dead.
According to UPI.com, Lawrence said that when he found out his father had died, he ran down the hall to his father’s room and yelled, “Dad, you’re not going to die today.” Shortly after that, doctors noticed Yahle had a faint heartbeat again, and they decided to make another effort to revive him.
Their attempts were successful, and Yahle returned home on August 10 with no need for a heart transplant. The cause for his medical emergency has not yet been reported.