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FL Man Awakes Speaking Swedish

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A 61-year-old man born in Florida woke up from a coma in Palm Springs, Calif., with amnesia, speaking only Swedish, the Desert Sun reports.

Michael Boatwright didn’t recognize himself in any of his identification documents, and medical staffers say he will respond only to the name “Johan Ek.”

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