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Mother gives birth while being stranded in forest for 3 days after trying to take shortcut to her parents’ home

By Mason White 10:45 AM June 30, 2015
Amber Pangborn 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A new mother and her newborn baby are lucky to be alive after they got stranded in a forest for three days, doctors in California said.

35-year-old Amber Pangborn of Oroville, said that it all began when she decided to drive herself to her parents’ home after going into labor.

She took a shortcut, but found herself lost. After a few minutes, her gasoline ran out and she lost her cellphone signal in the Plumas County National Forest.

While walking on French Creek Road, she gave birth to her daughter Marissa. Pangborn was stranded for the next three days.

She survived on apples and water. On Saturday, three days after getting lost, she decided to start a fire to attract some attention to herself.

Within hours, the fire was spotted by an employee of the United States Forest Service, and Pangborn and her daughter were found.

They were both taken to a hospital for evaluation. The two are expected to make a full recovery.