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Dec 10, 2012 2:13 PM by The Associated Press

Rescued woman knew she'd never see boyfriend again

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada woman who survived six frigid days in the Sierra says she asked her boyfriend not to venture out for help after their Jeep became stuck in mud on a back road.

Paula Lane says she remembers telling 44-year-old Roderick Clifton they should stay with vehicle and ride out the storm together.

Instead, she says Clifton gave her a wave and walked away.

Speaking Monday on NBC's "Today Show," Lane says she knew she'd never see Clifton again.

Lane is recovering from frostbite at a Carson City hospital. She was rescued by her brother and a friend on Dec. 5 - six days 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.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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