PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. – A 20-yr-previous Pennsylvania lady who turned fatally unwell whereas climbing Conundrum Creek Path final week died of “acute altitude illness,” the lady’s mom wrote on social media.
Susanna Deforest was mountaineering the favored Pitkin County path Thursday with three different associates when she turned severally unwell. The Collegeville, PA lady died in a single day whereas ready for rescue crews.
Whereas an official explanation for demise has but to be launched, Kate DeForest, Susanna’s mom, posted on Fb Tuesday that her daughter had died from altitude illness.
“Pricey Buddies, lots of you already know this, however on Friday, we misplaced our daughter Susie DeForest. She was mountaineering in Colorado and suffered acute altitude illness. Her pals who have been together with her did all they might to get assist to her in time,” Kate DeForest wrote.
Though extraordinarily uncommon, altitude illness can turn out to be deadly if the sufferer develops lung issues or has mind swelling, referred to as cerebral edema, in response to the U.S. Nationwide Library of Drugs.
Specialists advocate gradual will increase in altitude whereas getting loads of relaxation and fluids to keep away from signs.
A memorial service for Susanna is scheduled this Sunday in Pennsylvania.