One Russian man has taken the term “party don’t stop” to a whole new level as he showed the world that a little thing like death should never get in the way of drinking. Reports are that the man collapsed during a vodka drinking session and was declared dead by medics. However, the man woke up in the morgue, and instead of perhaps going home to sleep off the ordeal, he went right back to drinking with his friends.
The Russian man has not been identified in the reports of his tale, but they claim that after he and his friends had been downing numerous shots of vodka, the man collapsed, and his friends called an ambulance for assistance. The party was occurring on a property in Khansanky, located in Russia’s far east. Apparently, the man simply partied too hard, and when the medics arrived they mistakenly declared him dead, and his body was taken to the morgue.
Russian man drinks with friends, dies, gets sent to the morgue, comes back to life, goes back to drink with friends https://t.co/UIIaQ9N1GH
— Tom Kott (@TomKott) December 30, 2015
Fortunately for him, the man was not actually dead and made a miraculous recovery once he was at the morgue. Unfortunately for him though, he awoke in the mortuary’s freezer, surrounded by bodies of actual dead persons. The local Russian newspaper Khasanskiye Vesti did an interview with police spokesman Aleksey Stoyev and learned that the morgue was actually almost overflowing with bodies that night.
“That night the local morgue was filled to its capacity, the bodies were not only on the shelves, but also on the floor of the freezer room, where our ‘dead’ hero was allocated. At some point, the man woke up, failing to understand where he was. It was very dark and cold. In addition his brain was foggy due to the influence of alcohol. In the darkness, he felt someone’s completely cold limbs and in fear rushed to the door. But it was locked.”
The department of criminal investigations confirmed that, once the man started to come around and realized that he was locked inside a freezer with dead bodies, he started to panic. The Daily Mail wrote that, according to the reports from local media, the man began pounding on the freezer door and pleading for help. A security guard happened to hear the noise and reported it to the doctors. The doctors, of course, thought that the guard was haring things, since only dead bodies were in the freezer, but they nonetheless were cautious and called the police.
The police were the ones to open the morgue’s freezer doors and release the once “dead” man. The staff and the police were shocked, but so was the man, and in a panic he fled the room immediately. Once the police caught up to him, he was questioned before they released him.
After finally being released from police custody and escaping the morgue and death, the Russian man returned to the scene of the party he had been forced to leave in the back of an ambulance. All of his friends remained at the party, but it had taken a sombre turn and had actually become his wake; they were still drinking, but this time it was in his memory.
Upon seeing the “dead” man walking, RT.com reported that one of his friends was so shocked that he fainted. The man’s friends once more changed the atmosphere of their party, and after he told the tale of his adventure, their commemoration drinks became celebratory instead. They toasted the “resurrection” of the Russian man, and it became a party celebrating his rebirth. They all carried on drinking their vodka.
This Russian lad 'died' and then woke up in a morgue. Then he cracked on drinking Vodka. Most Russian thing ever… https://t.co/LdwPX16rXf
— TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) December 30, 2015
The remote Russian area is only a little over 4,100 square kilometers, with a population of 35,000, and considering its size and the often talked about love the Russians have for vodka, the story of the man who refused to let death keep him from his vodka shots is sure to spread quickly.
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