Stranded Oroville Woman Gives Birth in Plumas National Forest

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An Oroville woman has been rescued after being stranded and forced to give birth in the Plumas National Forest.

Amber Pangborn, 35, went into labor on Thursday and decided to get off the Oroville-Quincy Highway and take a back road to her parents house. She soon found herself in more trouble than expected when she ran out of gas along French Camp Road and her cell phone was unable to acquire a signal, according to KHSL.

Pangborn had no choice but to give birth to her daughter on her own.

To make matters worse, Pangborn and her daughter were stranded for the next couple days surviving on only a few apples and a small amount of water. Aside from the lack of nutrition, battling the bugs and hoping to avoid crossing paths with anything bigger was a challenge for Pangborn and her newborn.

Pangborn was reportedly stung by meat bees trying to keep them away from her daughter.

Two days after the ordeal began, Pangborn was able to start a fire and attract the attention of the U.S. Forest Service. In responding to the fire, U.S. Forest Service found Pangborn and her daughter and they were transported to a nearby Oroville hospital and are both expected to make a full recovery.

Alexandria Mazerolle filed this report.

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