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December 6, 2012
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Missing woman rode to safety in bucket of frontloader driven by brother

A Gardnerville woman is recovering from mild frostbite at a Carson City hospital after spending six nights in Hope Valley.

Gardnerville resident Paula Lane, 46, and boyfriend Roderick Paul Clifton, 44, were reported missing after they left Citrus Heights, Calif., on the afternoon of Nov. 29.

On Wednesday, Lane was found walking along Burnside Lake Road by her brother, who took a frontloader from a nearby state transportation shed and drove up the road.

According to Alpine County Undersheriff Rob Levy, the couple was stuck near the top of the road after Clifton decided to try out the 1989 Jeep …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 6, 2012 08:26PM Published Dec 6, 2012 04:54PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.