Paula Lane made a goodbye video for her 11-year-old boys while she was stranded in a snow storm in the Sierra Nevada’s. Had it not been for her brother Gary Lane, and his friend Brian Roff, Paula may have never made it out alive.
Paula Lane, 46, had gone four-wheeling with boyfriend Roderick Clifton, 44, on November 29th when Clifton’s Jeep got stuck in a snowdrift off State Route 88 in Hope Valley, California, near Lake Tahoe.
After the first night together weathering a heavy snow storm in the Jeep, Clifton decided to head out into the blizzard to find help, but never returned. His body was found days later.
Paula stayed with the Jeep where she survived for six days by eating snow and some green tomatoes they brought with them on the trip. While in the jeep for those six agonizing day’s Paula Lane made a goodbye video for her 11-year-old boys. In her video she said: “I’m so sorry this has happened. I just want to come home. As soon as the sun comes out, I’m going to have to try to make it. It’s seven miles in six feet of snow. Nobody’s ever going to find me here at Burnside Lake.”
Gary Lane and a friend, Brian Roff, commandeered a Caltrans front loader and went searching. They found Lane in the hollow of a tree. “I heard somebody whistle,” Roff told NBC. He said Gary Lane yelled out, “Hey baby. I’m here and we’re coming to get you.” Paula was loaded into the front end loader and saved at last.
Paula Lane made a goodbye video for her 11-year-old boys.