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, and a friend after she and Clifton became stranded in California's remote Hope Valley while traveling back to Gardnerville from visiting relatives.
Clifton's body was recovered the same day.