Freezing is the direct opposite of burning to death. Both are a terrible way to die, although freezing usually takes longer and the victims are sentenced to a slow, trembling death. Hypothermia, however, is more viable than the burn-in.
Over the years, a number of humans and animals have been frozen to the point where death was considered safe only to be thawed and ultimately to survive. Most remained without permanent injuries, although some had to be amputated. These are her stories.
10 Jean Hilliard
In December 1980, Jean Hilliard drove down a street in Minnesota as her car drove into a ditch. It was a very cold night with temperatures below zero. She parked her vehicle to seek help from a nearby house. Unfortunately, nobody was home. There was nobody in the next house either.
She had almost reached a third house, 3.2 kilometers from her location, when she collapsed just 4.6 meters from the door. Homeowner Wally Nelson found the body of Jean the next morning. It was frozen and covered in ice. Wally thought she was dead. He said her face was "spirit white" and her body "stiff as a popsicle."
Wally quickly realized that Jean was alive when he heard her moan. He carried her to the back seat of his car and drove her to the hospital. He could not put her in the front seat because her body was stiff and frozen.
Dr. George Sather observed that even Jean's eyeballs were frozen. And so were her feet in her boots. He could not determine her temperature because it was too low for the thermometer. Dr. Sather also believed she was dead until he heard her groan. He wrapped her body in an electric heating pad and combined it with oxygen. Jean recovered completely. 
9 Justin Smith
In early 2015, Don Smith found the frozen body of his 26-year-old son Justin Smith (top center) at the roadside at some distance away from her Tresckow, Pennsylvania home. Justin had been drinking with friends the night of the accident. Ironically, they drank in memory of another friend who had previously died in a car accident John had survived.
Justin left the group around 9:30 pm and went home when he fainted. He stayed in the snow and the temperature reached over -20 degrees Celsius. His father, after being alerted by Justin's friend, was found the next morning around 7:30 am.
The police and paramedics came to find Don with his frozen son. They thought Justin was dead. In fact, a coroner had arrived to investigate the cause of death. Don also called his wife to tell her that her son was dead.
However, paramedics Justinian CPR administered air transport to a hospital where blood was pumped out of his body, oxygenated, and pumped in again. Justin woke up after 15 days in a coma. He survived, but suffered severe frostbite, which required the amputation of some toes and his two little fingers. 
8 Ewa Wisnerska
People do not need to be frozen in the ground. In February 2007, the 35-year-old paraglider Ewa Wisnerska froze in the air when she was paragliding over Manila, New South Wales, Australia.
Ewa prepared for the Paragliding World Championships when a storm took her to the clouds. She was constantly hit by rain and orange hailstones when the storm took her from 760 meters to 9,750 meters in just 15 minutes.
Ewa fainted when temperatures dropped to minus 50 degrees and she did not get enough oxygen. An hour or so later, she regained consciousness but could not control her glider because her hands and gloves were frozen. She flew at this time at an altitude of 6,900 meters and was soon sucked back into the clouds.
The storm eventually released her 64 kilometers from her starting point. Ewa was covered in ice at the time of landing. She suffered no permanent injuries, except serious frostbite to the ears. She spent an hour in a hospital before being released.
Another paraglider, 42-year-old He Zhongpin, was not so lucky. He was drawn into the same storm, but never survived. His body was recovered nearly 80 kilometers from its starting point. 
7 Beck Weathers
On May 10, 1996, 49-year-old Beck Weathers froze and almost died during a failed attempt to climb Mount Everest. Beck had undergone a radial keratotomy prior to his trip to the Himalayas to correct his nearsightedness. At surgery, essentially small incisions were made in his cornea.
This became a problem when the shape of his cornea changed as he reached higher altitudes and impaired his eyesight. Mountain guide Rob Hall discouraged Beck to continue climbing and advised him to wait until he returned from the summit. However, Hall tried to help another climber and died the next day.
Weathers climbed down the mountain with other climbers until she lost her bearings due to a heavy blizzard. Weathers lost his right glove and his hand immediately froze. He soon suffered from hypothermia and hypoxia. If that was not enough, violent winds drove him later into the blizzard.
Some climbers found Weathers buried in the snow the next morning. His arm was still frozen and his face was covered in ice. He was in a hypothermic coma, which is usually the last step a strangled person reaches before dying. At that time, no one had recovered from a hypothermic coma.
Weathers & # 39; climbing partners considered him dead and let him down. However, a mountain guide and a doctor often visited him for the next 24 hours, waiting for his death. Instead Weathers awoke from the coma and eventually survived. Parts of his face, foot and arms were later amputated. Eight other climbers died in the blizzard. 
6 Erika Nordby
In the early morning hours of February 23, 2001, the one-year-old Erika Nordby strolled outside her home in Edmonton, Alberta, in the freezing cold, Canada. She wore only a T-shirt and a diaper, which was not enough to protect her from minus 24 degrees Celsius. She soon froze in the snow.
Her mother Leyla woke up after 3:00 am and was surprised that Erika had not cried for food. Leyla was looking for Erika and soon found her out in the snow. Leyla carefully wrapped blankets over Erika, fearing to break her daughter's frozen limbs if she touched Erika too hard.
Paramedics and police soon arrived and took Erika to the hospital. The doctors wanted to connect Erika with a heart and lung machine that would have extracted and warmed her blood before she could bring it back into her body when her heart started beating again. Erika woke up 24 hours later.
Unfortunately, Leyla did not run smoothly. While Erika became the "miracle baby", Leyla became "the mother who left her baby in the snow." Leyla got so much negative press that she left the area and moved to a new home.
Erika herself would be bullied years later at school. The students often mocked her about her drunk and poor mother. They also mocked her with a song that Canadian musician Stompin & # 39; Tom Connors sang about the incident. 
5 Dosha The Dog
On April 15, 2013, the ten-month-old dog Dosha was hit by a car after escaping from her owner's home in Clearlake, California. She survived the accident but was seriously injured. A police officer later shot her in the head to free her from misery when no one could tell him who owned her.
The allegedly dead Dosha was taken to a shelter where she was put in a body bag and stored in a freezer. Two hours later, the director of the shelter was surprised when he got the nearly frozen dog in his pocket when he opened the freezer. Dosha was finally reunited with her owner and recovered almost completely, except for some right-hand problems that had been shot on the head. 
4 Mitsutaka Uchikoshi
On October 7, 2006, 35-year-old Mitsutaka Uchikoshi fell into a stream on a failed attempt to climb the mountain. Rocco in Japan. He broke his pelvis but remained conscious before fainting the next day. He was rescued when another climber found his body 24 days after the accident. He had remained unconscious for the rest of the time.
Although Uchikoshi did not appear to have frozen, his temperature had dropped to 22 degrees Celsius (72 ° F). He had maintained a low body temperature for a long time. He also suffered from blood loss and multiple organ failure.
The doctors were intrigued by the incident and announced it as the first recorded case of human hibernation. They observed that Uchikoshi's body stopped and slowly went into hibernation while temperatures on the mountain dropped to 10 degrees. He made a full recovery. 
3 Fluffy The Cat
On January 31, 2019, Fluffy, a cat, almost froze to death after leaving her owner's house in Kalispell, Montana. Her owner found the cat frozen and covered in thick ice. Fluffy was taken to an animal hospital. Their temperature could not be measured because it was too low for veterinarian thermometers and could not read below 32 degrees Celsius (90 ° F).
Veterinarians, however, observed that Fluffy was not frozen stiffly. They were warming them with heating pads and hot towels, and she was fully recovered. The veterinarians later discovered that Fluffy was frozen because of an injury that prevented her from returning home. Anna Bagenholm
In May 1999, 29-year-old radiologist Anna Bagenholm skied with two other colleagues in the Kjolen Mountains in Norway when she fell into a frozen stream. Her head was underwater while her legs were up. Her colleagues tried to pull her out, but the water was frozen. She was also stuck between a few rocks.
Bagenholm found an air bag under the ice. However, she sank slowly into the water. She tried to free herself for 40 minutes until she stopped moving. She stayed underwater for another 40 minutes until the help came, and only her feet were over the ice.
Bagenholm was frozen to death at the time she was rescued. She was not breathing and her heart was not beating. Their temperature was insanely low 13.7 degrees Celsius (56.7 ° F). At that time, no one had survived such an extremely low body temperature.
Doctors have connected Bagenholm to a heart and lung machine. Her blood was pumped out of her body and warmed before being pumped back into it. This continued until her heart beat the next day. She came out of a coma 12 days after the accident. She suffered a nerve damage that kept her bedridden for a year, but recovered almost completely. 
1 Stella Berndtsson
Anna Bagenholm set the record for the lowest temperature a human had ever measured for up to seven years. On December 25, 2010, the old Stella Berndtsson froze on the Swedish west coast in the sea. Anna's temperature was only 13 degrees when she was found.
On December 25, 2010, Anna left her home in Lyr. Sweden, to find an imaginary treasure that she had drawn on a map. The outside temperature was minus 12 degrees Celsius (10 ° F). Her parents first realized that she was missing when they did not see her for a while.
Neighbors formed a search party. Her father, Peter, found her footprints behind her house and led her to a cliff where it was obvious she had fallen. However, her footsteps continued, indicating that she got up and continued to shore.
A fisherman, three helicopters and the Coast Guard later went in search of the missing girl. A helicopter spotted her in the water and took her to the hospital. Anna's heart had stopped beating, and doctors thought her dead. They even informed her parents that there was little hope she would survive.
Doctors were warming their bodies slowly. Hours later, her heart began to beat, and 12 hours later, she opened her eyes, closing them quickly. Anna started talking two weeks after she was rescued and recovered completely. She barely remembered the accident or her time at the hospital three years later.