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Pensioner declared dead in 1936 turns 106

Sam Ledward is more grateful than most to celebrate his 106th birthday given that he was declared dead 76 years ago.

The former joiner crashed his motorbike in 1936 and says he was in a coma so deep that doctors ordered his body to be taken away.

He was being taken to the mortuary when a hospital porter noticed his "corpse" move and returned him to the ward.

Mr Ledward, of Flintshire, puts his long life down to "sheer luck" - as his fortune all those years ago suggests.

Dafydd Evans reports.

  • 13 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK