submit a death
Roderick Clifton (44) died after he and his girlfriend were stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains
Published: Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:43 PM
Roderick Clifton (44)
Dec 05, 2012
Cause of Death:
Burnside Lake , CA
view their profile
A Nevada woman who survived six frigid days in the mountains said 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.
Went for help ... Roderick Clifton. Photo: Facebook
Lane, 46, was still recovering from frostbite at a Carson City hospital. She was rescued on December 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.
Advertisement Clifton's body was recovered the same day.
Lane, the mother of 11-year-old twins, survived on tomatoes and snow, and told NBC she made socks out of Kleenex and masking tape.
Lane and Clifton were reported missing after they left Citrus Heights, California on November 29. The couple had traveled down a barricaded dirt and gravel road on US Forest Service land that leads to Burnside Lake in the Sierra Nevada.
Authorities said Clifton had wanted to try out the four-wheel drive on a 1989 Jeep he recently purchased.
When the storm broke three days after Clifton left the vehicle, Lane went looking for help.
Her brother, Gary Lane, was also looking for her, and had a hunch the couple might have gone to the lake where they had camped before.
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.'"
They loaded her into the bucket of the loader and returned to a small resort on Highway 88 in the scenic valley just south of Lake Tahoe.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/i-knew-i-was-never-going-to-see-him-again-rescued-woman-pleaded-with-boyfriend-20121212-2b8hu.html#ixzz2EnmsUWJE
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Michael Marquez (22) was robbed and killed for his smartphone
There's shock and grief in a quiet San Francisco neighborhood after a group robbed and killed a young man over a smartphone. The victim died just after midnight on Monday at Henry and Noe streets.
Haley Bryan (17) overdosed on painkillers
Haley Jane Bryan, 17, of Clay City, died Jan. 1, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital's emergency room. She was born May 1, 1992, in Vigo County, the daughter of William "Chip" Bryan Jr. and Lisa Jane Griffith Bryan.
Hugh Marquez (22) died after a party and his cause of death hasn't been released
Former American Canyon resident Army Spec. Hugh Marquez, Jr., 22, survived tours in Iraq and Afghanistan only to die of as-yet unknown causes after a party near his base in Fort Riley, Kansas, authorities said.
Christian Andrae (23) died after he was ejected from his vehicle during an accident
A 23-year-old man was killed early Monday in a one-vehicle crash off state Route 22/322 in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, state police reported.
Rachel Ulrich (17) died after a battle with melanoma
Ulrich, Rachel L. age 17, of Lakeville. Our beloved warrior princess was carried to heaven by the angels and joined Jesus on April 24, 2012, following a courageous 2-year battle with melanoma.v
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com