Woman follows her car's GPS directions and drives straight into a lake

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A woman drove into a freezing lake in Canada after following her car's faulty GPS directions.

The 23-year-old was driving in night-time fog with poor visibility through a town in Ontario that was unfamiliar to her when she made an unfortunate right turn that took her straight onto Little Tub harbour ramp in Tobermory.

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Luckily, she was able to take her purse, roll down the window and climb out of the Toyota Yaris before it started to sink into Lake Huron.

According to the Toronto Sun, the woman, who did not wish to be identified, had to swim around 30 metres to shore before calling for help.

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She was reportedly unhurt in the incident.

The police said alcohol consumption was not a factor in the incident and no charges are pending, adding: "She's in really good spirits. Of course a little embarrassed, but taking it all in [her] stride."

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A tow truck managed to pull the submerged car out of the harbour the following day.

Onlooker Andrea Vincze, who took photos of the car as it was being pulled out of the harbour, told ABC News the boat ramp leading into the water is "pretty wide" and could be mistaken for a street quite easily.