Courant: Wes Student Airlifted With Severe Burns

Image from Middletown Eye

For those wondering about the cops, tape, and media film crew by the track field, the Hartford Courant reports:

A Wesleyan University student was found in a field near Cross Street this morning suffering from burns to 100 percent of her body, authorities said.

The burns were self-inflicted, a Life Star dispatcher said. The student was airlifted to Hartford Hospital and is now being transferred to a hospital in Bridgeport, a Life Star dispatcher said.

Local authorities are investigating the incident. The student’s family has been notified.

Update from the Middletown Press:

A Wesleyan University student is now in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital after she was found severely burned in an athletic field. [. . .] It is believed that the burns were self-inflicted, as there is no indication otherwise. However, this has not been confirmed as a suicide attempt.

UPDATE from CT Now [updated by Syed]: They’re saying that the parents have been notified that she most likely will not make it.

12 thoughts on “Courant: Wes Student Airlifted With Severe Burns

  1. alum

    wow, that’s terrible. The survival rate for burns of greater than 50% of body surface area is super low, and incredibly painful if she does pull through.
    So sad.

  2. alum

    wow, that’s terrible. The survival rate for burns of greater than 50% of body surface area is super low, and incredibly painful if she does pull through.
    So sad.

  3. anon

    So somebody found her lying on the field intense burns and called 911? That is so scary. I do hope she fully recovers

  4. anon

    So somebody found her lying on the field intense burns and called 911? That is so scary. I do hope she fully recovers

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