NEW INFORMATION: Reports say girl who spent hours in subzero temps remains on ventilator

KBJR reports that UMD Chancellor Lendley Black posted on Lommel's Caring Bridge page, saying "you are in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong and know that we stand ready to assist you in any way possible. God bless you and your family."

DULUTH, Minn. (WEAU) - A college student found unconscious on a porch in subzero temperatures during the weekend was on a ventilator in the hospital at last report.

KBJR-TV in Duluth, MN reports that Alyssa Lommel's Caring Bridge website shows that the 19-year-old's breathing had improved as of Wednesday, and friend and family said that she had an "uneventful night" the night before. The page went on to say that she had no procedures scheduled for Wednesday, and that the hope was to let as much of her tissue heal as possible before decisions were made about more treatments.

The University of Minnesota-Duluth student's family continues to ask for prayers and support. Police say Lommel had been out drinking with friends last Friday night and was dropped off at her house around midnight. A passer-by found her on the front stoop of the house next door about 9:30 a.m. Saturday.


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