(ORDO NEWS) — A taekwondo instructor who fell into a coma for 28 minutes in front of his son during a basketball game has spoken about his experience of clinical death. This is reported by the Daily Star.
Phil Zdibel, a 57-year-old athlete, passed out from a coronary artery aneurysm during an intense basketball game last November. His son, Joshua, witnessed the event in Geelong, Australia.
Fortunately, Joshua quickly called an ambulance when he saw his father fall. Phil’s life was saved thanks to a quick response and the use of a defibrillator.
When Phil regained consciousness in hospital a few days later, he was told he had been dead for 28 minutes.
Unlike many death stories, Phil saw no white light or celestial images. Instead, he was “flying” overhead and looking down at his own body while the nurse on duty desperately tried to revive him.
This horrific incident gave the coach a new perspective and motivation to live life to the fullest. Phil emphasized that it was only a few months after the event that he returned to taekwondo competition, despite early health problems.
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