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Student May Lose Limbs After Passing Out in Freezing Weather

(FOX 24)-- A Minnesota college student was found passed on on a neighbor's porch, in the bitter cold. But no one knows how she got there.
(FOX 24)-- A college student may lose her limbs to hypothermia after she was found unconscious on a neighbor's porch in freezing temperatures.

According to the police report, 19-year-old Alyssa Lommel started drinking with friends around 6 Friday night. They then went to a University of Minnesota Duluth game before heading to a house party.

The report says Alyssa consumed multiple drinks throughout the night before requesting a ride home from friends around midnight. The report goes on to say that her friends dropped her off right in front of her house at 810 Woodland ave, and that Lommel didn't seem overly intoxicated.

In the report, friends say they did not watch her go into the house. It wasn't until 9:30 Saturday morning when she was found unconscious, by a passerby on her neighbor's front porch.

Alyssa was rushed to St. Lukes hospital, then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where, Tuesday night she was suffering from severe damage to her hands and feet.

Alyssa's parents made a statement today that they are thankful for the thoughts and prayers but that they are asking for privacy to focus on their daughter. Alyssa worked as a childcare supervisor at St. John's Catholic Church in Duluth.

The director of schools wrote on Alyssa's Caring Bridge Thursday, assuring the family all the students and staff are praying for their teacher and they hope the family finds comfort in that. Meanwhile on Lommel's last Caring Bridge post, her mother wrote she had a busy day with several procedures, and doctors are fighting to keep her hands and feet from amputation. They hope to use skin grafts from her legs to close up the wounds. Lommel is a sophomore majoring in psychology and sociology.
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