Cellar girl Kerstin Fritzl wakes from seven-week coma

June 10th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 10 (ANI): Cellar girl Kerstin Fritzl was reunited with her mother Elisabeth and rest of her family for the first time since being freed, after waking from a seven-week coma.

Kerstin, along with Elisabeth and two brothers, was imprisoned from birth by her father Josef Fritzl.

The 19-year-old has been moved to a hospital where the rest of her family are recovering, reports the Telegraph.

Doctors were unsure how Kerstin would react when she woke from her coma and were keen to make sure the family was reunited as soon as she became conscious.

Medics put Kerstin into an induced coma to allow her to recover and have been preparing for her to wake to an entirely new life.

As soon as it was clear she was awake they moved her as fast as possible to be reunited with her mother and brother’s in a special room designed to recreate the cellar environment at the Amstetten-Mauer clinic.

According to the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF’s Lower Austrian regional studio, the teenager was transferred to her mother’s side before the move was made public.

Apart from her mother, the only people she had seen before were her two brothers Steven, 18, Felix, five, and her jailor father Fritzl, 73.

She has never met siblings Lisa, 16, Monika, 14, and Alexander, 12, who were taken upstairs as babies by Fritzl.

Kerstin had been kept sedated since mid-April after suffering multiple organ failure. (ANI)

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