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Man blindly follows GPS; drives his car right into the middle of a river

A driver found himself in the middle of a river just because his GPS told him there's a way forward.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
April 8, 2017 4:05:51 pm
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A driver in China found himself on a sticky wicket after he drove his car right into the middle of a river. On being asked how, he blamed the goof-up on his GPS. The reports that the incident took place on April 1 in Anhui.

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With the driver stuck in the river, the police had to start a rescue operation! They hurried to the spot to save the driver from the rising waters. However, they didn’t quite succeed in their attempts and had to take help of a bulldozer to drag the vehicle out. As reported by, it took almost 12 hours for the officials to finish the operation and rescue the person.

The person, reportedly, was not familiar with the place and as such, counted on his navigation system to reach the destination. While all that is fine, one can’t help wondering as to why did the person keep driving in the first place, even after realising that his car is heading towards a water body.

Interestingly, an incident akin to this took place in 2016 as well when a 23-year-old woman, relying on her GPS, drove her car straight into the Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada.

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