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Woman rescued in Sierra Nevada knew
she’d never see boyfriend again
after he left seeking help

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 12/12/2012 6:34:11 PM

Carson City, Nev. — A Nevada woman who survived six frigid days in the mountains said in an interview aired Monday that she had asked her boyfriend not to venture out for help after their Jeep became mired in mud on a back road. Paula Lane said she told Roderick Clifton they should stay with the vehicle and ride out the storm together. Instead, Clifton gave her a wave and walked away. “I knew I was never going to see him again,” Lane, 46, said on NBC’s “Today” show. Lane, 46, was still recovering from frostbite at a Carson City hospital. She was rescued Dec. 5 by her brother, Gary Lane,

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Hmmm... barricaded road...get stuck... leave the vehicle and the GF behind. All of it, sadly, avoidable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/12/2012 6:43:33 PM     (No. 9062303)

That almost always happens. It is better to stay where there is a little shelter (vehicle) that go out totally exposed. Plus, they could have helped keep each other warm while waiting. Geez

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zjrog, 12/12/2012 6:44:00 PM     (No. 9062304)

Abolutely avoidable. Don´t go beyond the barricade. The enviro-weenies love to offroaders do that so they can argue for closing even more land... Sad, but happens all to frequently this time of year.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harleynyc, 12/12/2012 7:06:33 PM     (No. 9062325)

About as daring as I get is riding the subway. What these did was just crazy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Phosphene, 12/12/2012 7:08:16 PM     (No. 9062328)

At least she´s making money off her boyfriend´s death on NBC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/12/2012 7:13:11 PM     (No. 9062331)

No cell phones? No Onstar?
What a foolish choice they both made.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: birddog, 12/12/2012 8:24:31 PM     (No. 9062416)

"...Commandeered a CalTrans front end loader." Brother, I like your style.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey, 12/12/2012 8:45:00 PM     (No. 9062438)

Lots of bad thinking there....if you´re off roading in the mountains in winter, take a survival kit..they are cheap enough and easy to find. Why didn´t they make a shelter in the woods (see Boy Scout manual) and ride it out? Why did he leave the Jeep? Why were they on a barricaded road??? I mean the barricade was put there for reason, right?

Definitely Darwin Award material.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 12/12/2012 9:16:55 PM     (No. 9062472)

It probably looked like fun on TV. The People´s Republic of California is full of these folks. Signs, barricades, and rules are for everyone else. It´s a hell of a price to pay for ego.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/12/2012 9:28:34 PM     (No. 9062484)

Probably didn´t have enough money for good tires after scraping together the money to purchase an 89 Jeep. Sad story, bad planning and a number of bad decisions.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/12/2012 9:55:45 PM     (No. 9062527)

People tend to believe the
TV commercials about the abilities of the vehicles they buy. I can tell you, after many years personal experience with "out back" vehicles, they are not anywhere near capable of the things they show them doing in commercials. And, because of the TV hype, people die.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/12/2012 10:14:37 PM     (No. 9062565)

Don´t try and take on Donner Party country unprepared.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: xcenturion, 12/12/2012 11:16:56 PM     (No. 9062637)

Probably checking out their future marijuana grow site.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bubber, 12/12/2012 11:38:21 PM     (No. 9062661)

Amen on that #11...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/12/2012 11:50:43 PM     (No. 9062666)

Very sad. I miss the Sierra Nevadas. They´re beautiful in the winter. They´re deadly if you stray off established roads, ski off established paths or otherwise try to cheat nature. A 1989 FWD vehicle doesn´t sound very durable, either.

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