ACTIVE SEARCH SD - Serenity Dennard, 9, Children’s Home Society, Pennington County, 3 Feb 2019

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  1. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Well-Known Member

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    From Mayo:

    Signs and symptoms of hypothermia include:

    • Shivering
    • Slurred speech or mumbling
    • Slow, shallow breathing
    • Weak pulse
    • Clumsiness or lack of coordination
    • Drowsiness or very low energy
    • Confusion or memory loss
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Bright red, cold skin (in infants)
    I've also read that eventually you stop shivering, and that's when it's about over. I've never heard of feeling hot. If anyone removes their clothing, it's most likely due to the confusion turning to delirium.
     
  2. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it was much better search circumstances when they were looking for Sherin Matthews and they still missed her, as did the dogs. It was good weather and in a neighborhood as opposed to the woods. This is a whole other level for searching.
     
  3. doodles1211

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    It is called Paradoxical undressing...

    Paradoxical undressing is a term for a phenomenon frequently seen in cases of lethal hypothermia. Shortly before death, the person will remove all their clothes, as if they were burning up, when in fact they are freezing.

    www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/paradoxical_undressing/
     
  4. IceIce9

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    Often, yes. When people are in the final stages of hypothermia they become very disoriented. Due to damaged nerves they feel very hot and often remove some or all of their clothing.

    Sometimes people at first assume foul play when a person is found deceased from hypothermia because their clothes have been removed.
     
  5. JaneEyre

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    I stand corrected. The rest of the article is also disturbing and may explain why it is so difficult to find her.

    "But wait! It gets even weirder. Once they've undressed, the dying person will frequently try to crawl into a small, enclosed space. For which reason, victims of hypothermia are often found naked, squeezed into cupboards or beneath beds. This is called Terminal Burrowing Behavior."
     
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    People who have been rescued after nearly freezing will sometimes have removed their clothes or attempted to cover themselves with snow. They will tell rescuers how hot they are and think they are burned be cause of the extreme heat they are feeling.
     
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    And that fact adds to the difficulty in finding someone who is missing. Imagine how easy it would be to overlook someone who had covered themselves with snow or crawled into a snowbank.
     
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    That's what I had been thinking earlier anyway, if only to hide. Kid hears people looking for her and burrows. With this "terminal burrowing" she may have been driven to burrow deeper.

    I'm in the Midwest and right now we have quite the build up of snow banks and snow drifts from a long winter. I don't know about this area of SD, but I imagine it's possible.
     
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    She wouldn’t get far because she would succumb to hypothermia fairly quickly
     
  10. ilovepierre

    ilovepierre One day, the lost will be found

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    I don’t think she had any real destination in mind when she ran.
    IMO, it was spontaneous and done completely on impulse.
    I feel she succumbed to the elements and she’s in the woods somewhere :(
    I want to believe she found somewhere warm to hide, but after this long....it’s not likely.
     
  11. ilovepierre

    ilovepierre One day, the lost will be found

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    Because she’s a minor, her diagnosis won’t be told to the public.
    We don’t even know why she’s at CHS and since she’s a minor, we’ll probably never know.
    And it’s really not our business to know, IMO.
    CHS knows and her caregivers know....that’s what’s important.

    JMO
     
  12. Stunned

    Stunned Your past explains you, It does not excuse you

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    And her diagnosis shouldn’t be.
     
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    Search for missing 9-year-old girl in South Dakota on hold

    Authorities have put on hold the search for a 9-year-old girl who ran away from a residential youth home amid frigid weather more than a week ago in South Dakota.

    Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom told reporters Monday that authorities are regrouping and trying to decide “how and when” they continue recovery efforts for Serenity Dennard.

    The Rapid City Journal reports the sheriff said the investigation remains open until the girl is found.

    [...]
     
  15. doodles1211

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    This makes me so sad...

    Authorities have put on hold the search for a 9-year-old girl who ran away from a residential youth home amid frigid weather more than a week ago in South Dakota.

    Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom told reporters Monday that authorities are regrouping and trying to decide "how and when" they continue recovery efforts for Serenity Dennard.

    The Rapid City Journal reports the sheriff said the investigation remains open until the girl is found.

    Search for missing 9-year-old girl in South Dakota on hold
     
  16. ilovepierre

    ilovepierre One day, the lost will be found

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    I would imagine that any kind of SM access is monitored by the staff.
    Not saying she couldn’t have been chatting with someone, but it’s unlikely.

    IMO
     
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    I have read that people that suffer from it in snow or extreme cold are sometimes found with their clothing discarded. I think it depends on when you lose consciousness. MOO
     
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    Somehow we are posting identically today within a minute of each other. Im going to wait longer on my next posts... LOL.:D
     
  20. cybervampira

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    You must be my American twin! :D
     
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