A BC Woman Died Of 'Extreme Cold' Exposure On The Way Home From Her Neighbour's In -42 C

Police say that weather like this can be "a threat to life only minutes after exposure."
BC Weather Is So Cold That A Woman Died Of Exposure On The Way Home From Her Neighbour's

Dawson Creek RCMP has issued a warning after an exposure-related death occurred in the midst of B.C.'s weather dropping to extreme lows. 

A woman in her late 60s was found on the morning of Sunday, February 7 after visiting her next-door neighbour the night before, says the police report

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She departed the friend's home around 1:00am, however; tragically, did not make it back inside her own home. Dawson Creek RCMP

Her friend reportedly found her in the morning and called the police.  

According to CTV News, temperatures fell to -42.2 C on Sunday when the woman was trying to get home from her neighbour's house. 

The RCMP is using this tragedy as an opportunity to remind the public that temperatures like this are very dangerous and can be "a threat to life only minutes after exposure."

'If required to travel, always pack a bag of clothes or wear layers and avoid travelling alone," they urge. 

If you must travel alone, they suggest a buddy system where someone knows your plan and can check up on you if you don't arrive when planned. 

Police are still investigating the death, though at present they have deemed it to be "the result of exposure to extreme cold."

This article's cover photo is for illustrative purposes only. 

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