Wednesday, January 22, 2014
(St. Paul, MN) -- The amputations for University of Minnesota Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel due to frostbite are more extensive than doctors had originally planned. On the CaringBridge website, Lommel's mother noted yesterday that doctors at Regions Hospital in St. Paul had to amputate all of her fingers below the knuckle. The 19-year-old suffered severe frostbite and hypothermia after being dropped off at her home in Duluth after a night of drinking around midnight, and she fell asleep on the front porch. Lommel was found roughly nine hours later, still outside after enduring sub-zero temperatures overnight.