Woman ate tomatoes and snow, took shelter in hollow tree while stranded in Sierra Nevada storm

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 7, 2012 - 11:42 AM

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A family member says a Nevada woman ate snow and tomatoes for nearly a week and found shelter in a hollowed-out tree after she became stranded in a winter storm and her boyfriend died trying to find help.

The Nevada Appeal reported Friday ( http://bit.ly/TLP1at) that 46-year-old Paula Lane of Gardnerville is hospitalized in Carson City with frostbite after her six-night ordeal.

Her sister, Linda Hathaway, told reporters that God was looking over Lane.

Searchers found the body of Lane's 44-year-old boyfriend, Roderick Paul Clifton, about a mile north of Burnside Lake in California's Alpine County.

The couple was reported missing after they left Citrus Heights, Calif., on Nov. 29.

Their Jeep Cherokee got stuck during a snowstorm the following morning on a dirt road near the lake.

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