Woman follows sat nav, drives straight into lake

Tobermory Harbour, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
Tobermory Harbour, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada



A Canadian driver following her car's sat nav ended up driving into a lake on Thursday evening.

The 23-year-old woman, from Ontario, was driving in foggy conditions when she took a wrong turn and drove down a steep boat launch into Lake Huron.

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Constable Katrina Rubinstein-Gilbert told the Canadian Press that driving conditions were troublesome, with rain and fog making visibility difficult.

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"How the launch works, it's not an airborne thing," she explained. "It's not 'Dukes of Hazzard.' It kind of goes off the road and the launch just drops all of a sudden.

"So she would have been driving on the road, and then all of a sudden just dropped and hit water."

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She added that alcohol consumption was not a factor and there are no charges pending.

Const. Rubinstein-Gilbert said the motorist was in "good spirits" but a "little embarrassed".

She was able to roll down her window, grab her handbag and swim 30 metres to safety as her car filled with water.



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