Is someone freezing to death near you?

(Riverton, Wyo.) - The sixth death this winter season attributed to hypothermia has been reported by the county coroner's office. In a verdict and case docket, Chief Deputy Coroner Erin Ivie said the death of 58-year-old Lawrencetta Addison in Riverton on March 23rd was ruled accidental and caused by Hypothermia. She was found unresponsive on the steps of a church. What can you do if you see someone outside, it's late in the day and they appear wet and or cold? Contact the police department or Sheriff'sOffice to report their location. If the homeless shelter is not available, the Center of Hope may be a possibility. "We don't want anyone to freeze to death," said Captain Eric Murphy of the Riverton Police Department. "The hypothermia deaths are way up over past years," Ivie said." The sixth death this winter season compares to one in the winter of 2014-15 and three such deaths in the winter of 2013-14. Five of the hypothermia caused deaths occurred in this calendar year, since January, while one occurred in late 2015. "We always worry about this in wet, snowy and cold weather," Ivie said. In this latest case, the victim was also intoxicated at a level of 0.13 percent ETOH (alcohol) in her system. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. *Feature Photo: A wet, cold and snowy day in Riverton is pictured in this Pitchengine Communities file photo. * #county10 #news