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This Woman Drove Into A Lake Because Her GPS Told Her So

It's official, we rely too much on technology.

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Everyone has ended up in some weird places thanks to the ever "recalculating" GPS, but this woman from Canada might just take the cake for the worst destination - the bottom of a freezing lake!

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She... became a scuba driver.

The unnamed 23-year-old Canadian drove 100 feet (31m) into the lake after following her car's GPS directions

The red Toyota Yaris she was driving

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According to the Toronto Sun, she was driving in low visibility fog through an unfamiliar area. She made an unfortunate right turn down a boat launch leading into the Georgian Bay, which is 100 feet (31m) deep in most places and as much as 500 feet (152m) at its extremes.

Thankfully, the woman was able to wind down the window, grab her belongings and swim to shore before the car sunk. She suffered no injuries.

'She’s in really good spirits. Of course a little embarrassed, but taking it all in stride,' said Constable Katrina Rubinstein-Gilbert of the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police.

Her red Toyota Yaris was left overnight before a local diving instructor took out a tow line to haul the car back to land

Emergency services were stationed around the area to prevent boats from hitting the car which had tilted onto its side on the bottom of the lake. The car is not salvageable and had to be written off.

Moral of the story - do stop to make sure you know where you're going and what you're doing, guys!

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Technology alone may have failed this woman but human judgment is still needed to make things 'work'. Look out for Ensogo coupons to save on electronics on your next smart purchase.

Hopefully Waze will locate potholes instead of lakes...

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