A woman trapped in a car in the middle of a fierce snowstorm for six days recorded a tearful goodbye to her 11-year-old twins, the Huffington Post has reported.
Paula Lane, 46, was caught out in the storm in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Huffington Post reported that her boyfriend, Roderick Clifton, left the car to get help. He did not return for four days, during which time Lane survived by eating snow and tomatoes.
The website reported her message to her children. "I'm so sorry this has happened," a tearful Lane said into the camera. "I just want to come home."
"When the sun comes out, I'm going to have to make it seven miles in six feet of snow," she said in the video. "I don't know if it's going to work out so well, but nobody's ever going to find me here."
"On her voyage back to civilization, she found Clifton's dead body in the snow," the website said.
"Lane traveled by herself for two days until her brother, who had been actively searching for her in a rented tractor, discovered her crawling along the dirt road."
When Lane got to the hospital, she had first-degree frostbite. But more than anything else, she's just happy to be alive.