In what already smells like a best-seller, today we learn of a 9-months pregnant Oroville woman who spent four days stranded in the Plumas National Forest. During that time, she went into labor, gave birth, fought "meat bees," started a forest fire to signal for help, and was eventually rescued.
As CBS SF reports, Amber Pangborn "found herself fighting for not only her life but that of her daughter" when she took a wrong turn in an attempt to find a shortcut after she went into labor. As Pangborn explains in the above video, she was out of cell service range and had few supplies but managed to give birth, name and care for her new daughter, and eventually get herself rescued.
Oh yeah, and in a detail that seems somehow ripped-off from The Hunger Games we also learn that Pangborn was attacked by bees.
"The meat bees came out and were trying to get the placenta. I was trying to get them not to sting her and I got stung trying to keep them away from the baby. But they went into the placenta,” said Pangborn.
Ultimately, Pangborn was saved by a U.S. Forest Service worker on Saturday, as KCRA reports, after he spotted the smoke from her fire. This was two days after giving birth to baby Marissa, which happened Thursday.
Perhaps there's a lesson in here about not going on hikes alone when you are nine months pregnant.