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Hawaii woman freezes to death after apparently getting locked inside cryotherapy chamber

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A former Hawaii resident was killed earlier this week in Las Vegas after apparently getting locked inside a cryotherapy chamber, according to KSNV, the NBC news affiliate in Las Vegas.

The victim was identified as Chelsea Ake, 24.

The incident occurred at a cryotherapy clinic called Rejuvenice; employees made the tragic discovery.

Ake was the manager of the business. 

The cryo-chambers are used as a therapy tool to cool the body. Patients are exposed to extremely cold, dry air for two to four minutes in the chambers, where temperatures can reach minus 240 degrees. 

Ake was found inside a chamber at least 10 hours after she entered it, officials tell KSNV.

Authorities say Ake may have been operating the machine without assistance and may have suffocated. 

Friends have been expressing condolences and prayers on Ake's Facebook page since her death.

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