08/22/2013 12:48 pm ET Updated Aug 24, 2013

Anthony Yahle, Ohio Man, Comes Back To Life After Being Declared Dead

Lawrence Yahle refused to believe his dad was dead -- and he was right.

The 17-year-old Ohio resident rushed into his father Anthony's Kettering Medical Center hospital room after doctors told him his dad could not be revived, according to ABC News.

"Dad, you're not going to die today," Yahle said as he burst into the room.

"Moments later," ABC News reports, Anthony Yahle's heart monitor "showed signs of life," and doctors were able to successfully revive him, 45 minutes after his heart had stopped beating and he had been declared dead.

WHIO reports that, on Aug. 10, five days after Yahle's irregular breathing prompted his wife to take him to the hospital, the West Carrollton man was back at home, recovering with a defibrillator in his chest.

“I have no memory of anything," Yahle told WHIO. "I went to bed … woke up five days later in the hospital.”

Yahle told WFAA that he and his family experienced a "miracle."

"Everybody started telling me how it happened," Yahle said. "That's when I started to understand, you know, a miracle happened."



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