Wu Jiantong, 30, yelled "I'm getting shocked" after connecting his iPhone 4 to a charger. His sister rushed to his rescue and pulled the charger out of the socket.
"I then felt needle-like pains on my fingertips. The current was running from my finger, through to my arm and body, and to the foot," said Wu's sister. By the time she was able to disconnect the charger he was unresponsive, twisting and foaming at the mouth.
The ambulance arrived and administered CPR. When they arrived at the hospital Wu wasn't breathing but doctors managed to revive him. Three days later, Wu's condition stabilized but he remains in a coma at ICU due to the long period of time his brain was without oxygen.
The charger was determined to be a counterfeit or third party product. Both the iPhone and charger appear to still be in good working condition.
The story comes following another tragic incident in China where a stewardess was fatally electrocuted while answer a call on her charging iPhone. It's unclear if she was using a genuine Apple charger.