Miracle man: He defies medical odds, goes 100 minutes without pulse — and survives

Posted at 7:51 PM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-16 19:51:35-05

A Tennessee man defied medical odds when he went 100 minutes without a pulse, and lived to tell the story.

David Hillard disappeared in the woods with his dog on Christmas.

He was found 14 hours later unconscious laying in a ditch with running water.

Instead of leaving the man to die doctors worked on hillard for two hours, until his heart started beating again.

“I can’t thank you all enough,” said Hillard, according to “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.”