a blog by Big Red
So this woman took a page right out of Michael's Scotts book, and decided to follow her GPS right into Lake Huron.
WGNTV.com - TOBERMORY, Ont. – A woman trying to navigate a foggy night in Ontario ended up driving straight into Lake Huron Thursday, according to police.
The 23-year-old Kitchener, Ontario, resident was following her car’s GPS when she somehow lost her way at the Little Tub Harbour boat launch. It was after midnight when she took the fateful turn, and suddenly felt her red Toyota Yaris filling with sub-40 degree water as it sank.
A driver following her car’s GPS took a wrong turn into Little Tub Harbour in Ontario, but managed to swim back to shore before the vehicle sank. (Bruce Peninsula OPP)
Thinking quickly, the woman managed to roll down the windows before the vehicle disappeared below the surface, and swam to shore.
Officials sent out a warning to all boats to avoid the area, and news of the woman’s embarrassing navigation error spread quickly – police the Ministry of the Environment and officers from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center rushed to the scene.
Rubinstein-Gilbert said the driver was “a little embarrassed,” but generally in good spirits.
Apparently, no alcohol was involved in the incident and the driver will not be charged.
Great story, and it immediately makes me think of The Office. Do you guys remember the episode where Michael and Dwight hand out gift baskets and drive to old clients offices. Michael is using a new GPS, one that speaks to him, and it says "Turn Right Now". Dwight tries to tell Michael that it means turn right at the fork in the road, however Michael is convinced that it means he should turn down a short dirt road leading to a lake. It's one of my favorite moments in the entire series, and I would pay to see what it looked like with this Canadian woman. I'm glad she was smart enough to roll down the windows before she died in her car. Best part of the whole story, is the last few lines of the article I posted above. The woman was completely sober, and only feels "a little embarrassed".
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