A man who ‘died’ after downing shots of vodka with friends was taken to the morgue before waking up in a freezer, reports claim.
He had his “miraculous awakening” after partying too hard with pals, who then called an ambulance to the property in Khasanky, in Russia’s far east.
When medics arrived, they declared the man dead and took him to the morgue.
Speaking to the local newspaper Khasanskiye Vesti, police spokesman Aleksey Stoyev said: “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.”
He woke up in the freezer, before stumbling his way out of it towards shocked staff.
He added: “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.”
Police in the remote area, which is populated by 35,000 over 4,100 square kilometers, questioned the man before letting him go.
He then returned to the party, seeing his pals were still drinking – but this time in his memory,
However, after letting the shocked friends know what happened, their commemoration drinks were transformed into a “re-birthday party”.