16 Feb '11, 3am

An 84-year-old man who got stranded in the Arizona desert was rescued after 5 days

An 84-year-old man who got stranded in the Arizona desert was rescued after 5 days

Henry Morello, 84, of Anthem, Arizona, toasts with a bottle of water as he talks about surviving his five-day ordeal in the desert. -- PHOTO: AP PHOENIX - HENRY Morello began to lose hope after being stranded in his car in the Arizona desert for five long days in which the 84-year-old drank windshield wiper fluid, used car mats to stay warm and read a car manual from cover to cover to pass the time. Then, he heard a knock on a window from a hiker, and suddenly his long, painful ordeal was over. 'I just kissed him,' Mr Morello said of the hiker. 'He looked like an angel to me.' Mr Morello described his ordeal at a hospital news conference Tuesday as he recalled making a wrong turn while driving home Feb 7 from a restaurant and ending up stuck in the desert. His car and cell phone battery soon went dead as rescuers looked for him. Mr Morello said he became stranded when - re...

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