Double amputee reveals moment she found out her feet were coming off' due to severe frostbite

Mail Online | 7/31/2019 | Harriet Johnston For Mailonline
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A double amputee has revealed how she discovered her feet 'starting to come off', after going for a walk, ending up lost and missing in a snowy wood for six days.

Aerial silks performer Erin Ball, 39, from Ontario, Canada, found herself lost after going for a walk through a snowy wood in 2014.

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A police dog found her six days later in the freezing cold, unconscious and fighting for her life.

She woke up in hospital and says her feet were 'starting to come off' due to severe frostbite, leaving left doctors with no other option but to amputate her damaged feet and part of her lower legs.

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Erin said: 'I was doing circus and that was making me really happy, but my life outside of that wasn't great.

'I went for a drive and I got out of my car and went for a walk in the woods, but my boots were not waterproof and it was winter.

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'I wasn't paying attention to where I was going, I sat down and didn't know what to do.'

She explained: 'When I went to get up, I couldn't feel my feet, they had gotten really wet because I had walked through snow.'

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She said: 'At the time I didn't think much of it that point, but I had walked through snow and it was swampy and icey in there.

'My feet were numb, so I couldn't walk on them. So I crawled. For a while I just had it in my head, I'll get back to my car.'

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But Erin discovered she was lost in the woods, with nobody there to help her.

She explained: 'I started to panic and scream for help, obviously nobody came, I don't remember anything after that.'

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She was found six days later by a police dog, unconscious with a body...
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