Duluth college student in critical condition after spending night on neighbor's porch

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Officials said a 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student is in critical but stable condition after being found unconscious in subzero temperatures on a neighbor's porch Saturday morning, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

Alyssa Jo Lommel, who is from St. Cloud, was found by a passerby about 9:30 a.m. suffering from severe hypothermia, Duluth police said.

The woman was first taken to St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth, and later flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, officials said.

Duluth police learned that Lommel was dropped off outside her home about midnight, and nobody was home when she was found, the News Tribune said.

Overnight temperatures dropped to 17 degrees below zero, officials said.

Talking with the St. Cloud Times, Alyssa Jo Lommel's parents, Jay and Teri Lommel, said their daughter sustained significant damage to her hands and feet and may lose one or more of them.

"It’s going to take some time to determine what’s going to happen," Teri Lommel told the Times.

Lommel's parents told the paper that they haven't been able to communicate with their daughter and are unsure of how she ended up on the porch.

According to Northland's Newscenter, Alyssa Jo Lommel's Caring Bridge page said the woman's heart and internal organs are functioning well. The biggest challenge right now will be fighting infections and restoring normal blood flow to her hands and feet, the page said.

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