MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The threat of hypothermia and frostbite is very real when temperatures dip well below zero degrees.
One man is being treated for frostbite on his feet at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis Friday night. Jay Mitchell was sleeping when he started to notice frostbite on both of his feet.READ MORE: ‘I Was The One Running’: 6th Grader With Cerebral Palsy Makes A Football Play In Detroit Lakes, Video Goes Viral
He took himself to the hospital, was treated, but then he checked out to make sure his dog was OK. By the time he got back to the hospital, extreme frostbite had set in.READ MORE: Timeline: Key Events Since George Floyd's Arrest And Death
“If you feel numbness and you think it’s nothing, don’t take the time to warm up and have it start spreading. But the minute you notice you might have a blister forming or frostbite starting, time is of the essence,” Mitchell said.MORE NEWS: Attorneys At Derek Chauvin Trial In George Floyd's Death To Make Final Pitch
You can get frostbite within minutes when temperatures are as cold as they were the past few days.