A man showed signs of life as he being loaded into the coroner's vehicle after he crashed his car in the Melbourne region of Australia on Monday, according to The Australian.
An hour earlier, the 30-year-old Hawthorn man was announced dead by paramedics who were on the scene.
According to The Windsor, it was State Emergency volunteers who detected a "feeble pulse" on the man who crashed his Porsche.
Simon Thompson, Ambulance Victoria regional manager, told The Australian that an "internal inquiry" will provide answers to how the mistake occurred.
Thompson also said that the paramedics on the scene were both quite experienced.
The 30-year-old was hanging upside-down in his Porsche for about an hour or so, Thompson said, before being removed and covered in plastic on the ground. There, he laid for about another hour.
He was believed to be dead over those two hours until his pulse was discovered, tow truck operator Trevor Oliver said.
The man was taken to a Melbourne hospital and is currently in critical condition.