Originally Posted by Bottesini
That was a lot more common before the modern era, and they used to put a bell with a pull inside coffins, to give people who weren't really dead a chance to be saved if they woke up buried.
Yup, that is where the term. "Saved by the bell" came from. I feel the boy may have sat up. Nerves and muscles do funny things once a person passes. I know a turtles heart can beat for days after death.