Miracle story: Back from the dead

20-year-old Michael Pruitt's heart stopped for 20 minutes, but he survived. Hear his incredible story.
3:03 | 06/26/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Miracle story: Back from the dead
This next story has been making headlines and blew my mind. It's a true story of someone who experienced death and lived to tell about it. Let me break the shocking details down. On April 30th, 20-year-old Michael Pruitt headed off to work with his stepdad like he does every day siding houses. A freak turn of events caused an electrocution that left him for dead. For over 20 minutes, his heart completely stopped beating. But this story proves that miracles do happen and Michael, he came back to life and he's joining us for his first exclusive TV interview right now. Michael, thank you for joining us. How are you feeling, first of all? I'm actually feeling great right now. Right now, I'm feeling better than ever. It's almost like it never even happened. So, how did it happen? Explain how this accident happened. Well, I was on a metal ladder that touched a power line, it came so close, and a bolt of electricity jumped from the power line and hit my ladder. Just within a few seconds and then, everything went dark for me. Now, I've always wanted to know, in those 20 minutes that it went black for you, do you remember anything in that 20 minutes, you know -- Not at all. Actually, it was like I was out that long but I was out for like three days. For me it happened -- then I woke up. I had no recollection. So, you didn't miss the time? No, not at all. Wow. So after this happened, first of all, your stepfather Keith jumped in, he administered, and I think a neighbor, a homeowner administered cpr within this 20 minutes. It's miraculous your heart stopped for 20 minutes but it didn't affect your brain or anything like that They said it was real critical that everyone did cpr. If they didn't do cpr I would have had brain problems. Thank you for that message, Michael. But it's a great message for everybody out there. You should learn cpr. And what do you want other people to take away from your survival, Michael? I just want to tell people that tomorrow isn't always promised. Like, I woke up and I could have been gone forever. I didn't get to tell everybody I love good-bye. I could have been gone. It's crazy to think about. Appreciate life. Appreciate every day. Michael, we're so happy for you, happy you survived. We thank you so much for your time. You know -- And thank you for the positive message, man. We appreciate that. Yeah, absolutely. Thank you guys. Thank you. Thank you. And up next, we've got the

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"3:03","description":"20-year-old Michael Pruitt's heart stopped for 20 minutes, but he survived. Hear his incredible story.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"63961677","title":"Miracle story: Back from the dead","url":"/GMA/Strahan_and_Sara/video/miracle-story-back-dead-63961677"}