Passed-out student loses fingers, toes

A University of Iowa student lost fingers and toes to frostbite after passing out in an alley for six hours during his walk home from downtown Iowa City bars early Sunday amidst subzero temperatures, police say.The man, whom police would not identify because there is not a criminal complaint, reportedly had to have some fingers and toes amputated, Iowa City Police Sgt. Troy Kelsay said.

Police received a 911 call at 8:25 a.m. Sunday after employees of Bud Maas Concrete discovered a man who smelled of alcohol passed out in an alley at 300 N. Gilbert St. The temperature at the time was minus 4 degrees with a wind chill of minus 25 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Ervin said.

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