Duluth woman hospitalized due to frostbite will have surgery

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Erin Coons Facebook page

Duluth woman hospitalized due to frostbite will have surgery

January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The 30 year old Duluth woman found outside in sub-zero temperatures for hours over the weekend may have to have her toes amputated.

According to Erin Coons' Caring Bridge website, doctors told the family that there is no blood flowing to Coons' toes and that they will have to be amputated. The family also says that Coons will need skin grafts, though how much is still yet to be determined.

The recovery process is expected to take about 6 weeks.

Coons was found outside in frigid temperatures on Sunday by a passerby after she had been out in the cold for a few hours in an alleyway. Coons had to be airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities due to the severity of her frostbite.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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