UMD student found in subzero conditions is ready to resume her life
Alyssa Lommel was barely clinging to life in a coma at the burn center of St. Paul’s Regions Hospital.
The 19-year-old had been airlifted from Duluth after spending nine hours outside the morning of Dec. 7. Temperatures were as low as minus 17.
Lommel was found with a body temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, two degrees colder than when most people’s hearts stop functioning.
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