Family Learns of Man's Death -- Again

By Matthew Stabley
|  Sunday, Mar 28, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM EDT
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Family Learns of Man's Death -- Again

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A man mistakenly declared dead Friday passed away last night, the Washington Post reported.

Two Prince George's County paramedics declared 70-year-old George Waters dead at his Glenarden home Friday when responding to a report of a possible deceased person, but more than an hour later, a forensics team saw signs of life.

A second EMS crew rushed Waters to the hospital, where he died late Saturday. He had complications from an infection.

So for a second time, Waters' family heard of his death. His daughter, Laverne Waters, told the Post she's going through the emotions again.

 

Waters said she and her mother had notified the entire family of her father's death through calls and e-mails. "The family shouldn't be traumatized twice," she said. "We had to call everybody back. I had to call. My mother had to call."

 

Prince George's County Fire and EMS is investigating the incident.

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