UMD Student Who Was Found Frozen Still In Critical Condition

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 11:14 am

A University of Minnesota-Duluth student remains in critical condition after the 19-year-old was found nearly frozen-to-death on her neighbor’s doorstep in Duluth last Saturday.

According to WDIO, 19-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel was still in critical condition on Friday at Region’s Hospital in St.Paul as doctors and surgeons continue to try to save the woman’s life. Lommel was found¬†outside of her neighbors front door-step by Duluth Police last Friday.

Police say Lommel was unconscious and experienced severe symptoms of hypothermia. A report states that Lommel’s hands were three times their normal size.

According to Lommel’s CaringBridge site, Lommel’s internal organs are functioning well, but a big challenge will be restoring blood flow to the hands and feet, including the recovery of a serious infection.

Lommel had been at a party with friends earlier during the night. According to a police report, three men had dropped the woman off at around midnight. The men stated Lommel seemed “buzzed, but not drunk”.

The report adds that Lommel did posses her housekeys, though footsteps indicated she simply walked to the wrong residence.

According to Region’s Hospital, a fund has been set up in Lommel’s name. Donations can be sent to:

Alyssa Lommel
Fund Bremer Bank
1100 West St. Germain
P.O. Box 847 St. Cloud, MN

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