Duluth Woman will need Amputations for Frostbite Injuries

Updated: 01/09/2014 10:57 PM
Created: 01/09/2014 10:55 PM

A Duluth woman found with serious frostbite injuries over the weekend will now need amputations.

Duluth police say 30-year-old Erin Coons was found outside of Midtown Manor on Sunday morning.

She was conscious and cold, and had likely spent a few hours outside, police said.

She was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's for treatment, and then transferred to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Erin's sister wrote on her CaringBridge site Thursday that "Erin's left toes are dead there's no blood flowing to the tips of them. Her toes will be amputated."

Erin's sister, Erika, also writes that she will need skin grafts as well, but it is unknown to what extent.


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