Paula Lane survived for six days in the snow after she and her boyfriend got lost when they took a detour to go off-roading on their way home.
Lane survived by sleeping in a hollowed out tree and eating green tomatoes. Her boyfriend, Roderick Clifton, left to get help and never came back. After a few days, Lane knew something was wrong.
“He died trying to save my life,” Lane told FOX40.
She is now safe at home in Gardnerville, Nev., recovering from severe frostbite, but it’s her broken heart that truly aches.
“I came across where where he was laying in the road. He looked peaceful,” Lane said. “I sat there for a half-hour and talked to him and thanked him for trying to save my life and told him I would make sure he wasn’t forgotten.”
Lane was found by her brother, Gary, six days after being reported missing. She and Clifton had left Clifton’s mother’s home in Citrus Heights Nov. 29.