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German driver makes lucky escape after following satnav into canal

Berlin - It s really not a good idea to have blind faith in your satellite navigation system, but there is a surprising number of people that take their trust to the extreme, even when it would seem blindingly obvious that something is amiss. That certainly applies to a German man, who ended up having to escape through his vehicle s window on Sunday night after he drove into a canal, police said. The 69-year-old was driving in the dark and rain in the town of Edewecht in north-western Germany. His GPS system led him across the grounds of a peat factory and then over the edge of a coastal canal. He managed to escape through a side window before his car sank. Thoroughly drenched, he walked along a road until a motorist stopped and phoned for help. The driver, who was suffering from exposure (remember, it s winter in that part of the world), was taken to hospital and his car was recovered from the murky water. DPA

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