A mum who "died" for 27 minutes came back to life and claimed heaven "is real".
Tina Hines suffered a cardiac arrest before going on a hike in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband Brian last year and her niece Madie has revealed her aunties incredible story in an Instagram post, explaining that she claimed to have seen the other side after her heart stopped for 27 minutes.
Captioning the image on social media, she wrote: "(sharing because this story is too cool not to share) A little over a year ago my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know had an unexpected cardiac arrest and according to doctors had died and was brought back to life four times by my Uncle Brian and first responders before arriving to the hospital.
"She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen and in my cousins journal wrote 'it's real'. The people in the room asked 'what's real?' and she responded by pointing up to heaven with tears in her eyes.
"Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen. It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away. I love you @_tinahines!