Cold Temperatures Claim a Ludington Woman’s Life
It is very sad to report this freezing cold weather has claimed another life in Michigan.
According to WOOD, this unfortunate accident occurred 2 miles northeast of Ludington when a 77-year-old woman, who was visiting her mother, was heading back to her vehicle when she slipped and fell and could not get back up.
Police say when the woman couldn't get back to her feet, she just laid in the snow from around 7 p.m. Sunday evening until 9 a.m. Monday when she was discovered by a neighbor passing by. The woman was laying there for around 14 hours in subzero temperatures.
The woman was barely alive when she was found. The neighbors tried first aid to get her to respond but had no luck. Emergency crews arrived and took her to a Ludington hospital where she later died.
Police say they are still investigating the incident but say no foul play was involved in this unfortunate accident.
This being the second weather related death due to being exposed to the subzero temperatures. The first to die was a man visiting Michigan from Florida, when he and a friend got stuck in a field in Van Buren County. The two men went to sleep with only one of them waking up. The second man is still in critical condition.