A grandfather found his young grandson Paul after he had fallen into a stream; his grandson had remained motionless as his grandfather had pulled him out of the lake and laid him onto the bank. Emergency services arrived and attempted resuscitation.
Paul was taken from north of Berlin in Germany by helicopter to the hospital. Doctors used thorax compression for two hours in an effort to save his life, but after over three hours they finally pronounced him dead.
Doctors had given up any hope of revival, then, unexpectedly, Paul’s heartbeat began. Professor Lothar Schweigerer told Bild Newspaper: "Paul said to his parents, ´I was with Oma (granny) Emmi in Heaven. She told me to go back really quickly.´"