MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman is stuck at the South Pole after suffering a medical emergency that doctors think was a stroke.

She hasn’t been able to get out because of the brutal cold.

Renee Douceur of Seabrook, N.H., has been living at the Amundsen-Scott research station at the bottom of the world for about a year, but fell ill in late August.

It’s so cold at the South Pole that’s it’s impossible for aircraft to fly in and bring her out.

The 58-year-old Douceur tells WMUR-TV that it was minus-74 degrees the other day.

Douceur works for Raytheon, which is doing contract work for the National Science Foundation. The good news is that she may be able to get out this week.