ANDES, N.Y. (AP) - An elderly Manhattan couple whose car became stuck near their wooded Catskills vacation home died after nine fruitless attempts to make a cellphone call for help and after the woman searched in vain for a neighbor.
on May 3 in Andes, 115 miles northwest of Manhattan. Family members told the New York Daily News (http://nydn.us/J2Nwmh) that Morris tried to get out but became wedged between the tilted car and the ground and was asphyxiated.
His wife, 89-year-old Madeleine, walked to a neighbor's empty house and died of exposure after a rainy night under a tarp. Cell service is spotty in the rural area.