POLICE made a bizarre discovery inside a coffin after being told of screams being heard.
The caretaker of the cemetery was alerted to the mistake called cops after hearing a noise appearing to come from beyond the grave.
He reportedly called the police who opened the tomb and discovered a man had been buried alive.
It is thought to have occurred in Peru, though circumstances surrounding the mistaken burial are yet to be confirmed.
In the video, armed police officers can be seen helping the unnamed man escape the coffin.
They gently assist the weeping man out of the tightly fitted tomb before resting him on the ground.
Clearly shaken from the nightmare experience, he appears to struggle to move as his body remains rigid.
The officers lay him in front of the tomb and try to console him.
Popular YouTube channel, The Hidden Underbelly, uploaded the video yesterday.
The footage of the apparent rescue mission has received hundreds of comments within its first few hours.
One viewer claimed: “This was so common during the Victorian Era that special devices were created that would let the person inside the coffin signal to outsiders with a bell, semaphore flag, flare or another attention-getting method.”
Another said: “Lucky no autopsy was done. Not to mention the whole embalming process, sheesh.”
“That would suck hardcore being buried alive.”
And a third added: “Thank goodness he got out.”
Only last week, a pastor who was filmed “raising a man from the dead” was said to be sued by funeral companies.