A missing Oroville woman who disappeared six days ago was found alive Wednesday in her snowed-in vehicle, according to Butte County Sheriff’s officials.
Paula Beth James, 68, suffers from dementia. She was located about three miles from Bambi Inn in Butte Meadows at around 12 p.m., after a sergeant on board a Sheriff’s Department helicopter spotted her Toyota 4Runner covered in snow, according to authorities.
Butte Meadows is in Northern California, about 230 miles from San Jose.
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After the helicopter landed and it was confirmed that James was inside the vehicle, search and rescue crews responded with a Sno Cat and transported James to paramedics that were waiting nearby, sheriff’s officials confirmed.
James was transported to a local hospital.