Transcript for Woman Dies in Cryotherapy Chamber
There are new details this morning about the death of a woman found frozen inside a cryotherapy chamber at a spa in Las Vegas. That spa has now been shut down and there is word the victim complained about a malfunction with the chamber just days earlier. ABC's kayna Whitworth has that story. Reporter: This morning, las Vegas police calling the death of salon manager Chelsea ake-salvacion accidental. The 24-year-old found in a cryotherapy chamber one week ago. Police reporting she was found by one of her employees frozen in solid ice. The salon offering popular cold therapy treatments like this one, inside, the temperature drops to minus 240 degrees fahrenheit. The Las Vegas spa was not licensed to perform the procedures. State authorities ordering it to shut down Tuesday. Use of cryotherapy is largely unregulated. This is somewhat of a fad. There's no proven medical benefit to whole body cryotherapy at this point. Reporter: Experts warn against using the chambers for longer than three minutes the a time. Officials think Chelsea ake-salvacion was inside for at least ten hours before she was found. I was told by the coroner that night that they wanted to's assure me and my family that she did not suffer and died instantly. Reporter: An official cause of death hasn't been ruled yet but police say while the chamber is designed to keep your head above the bitter cold nitrogen gas, it appears she did not have the machine set to the proper height for "Good morning America" kayna Whitworth, ABC news, Los Angeles.
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