Video: American Couple Was Trapped In Snow For Two Days: Thanks To The Navigator
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Andy Nguyen and Heidi Tran spent two days in a rented car stuck in a forest. According to the Sheriff's Office of Scamania County in Washington state, USA, the onboard navigator of the Toyot crossover put the driver on an overly snowy road. However, no one was hurt.
- Nguyen, 28, and Tran, 26, drove their rental car from Seattle to a forest cabin in Glenwood for the weekend. However, they did not get to their destination, they also stopped communicating. Concerned relatives reported this to the state police, who organized a search operation.
- After checking the likely routes of the missing couple, the police found nothing. Tracking the location of their cell phones also did not work - as it turned out later, there was simply no connection in the place where the car got stuck. As a result, an airplane was used for the search, and only when inspecting the territory from the air was it possible to find the missing. Two tracked ATVs were sent to rescue them.
It turned out that the on-board navigator took the driver along a route that is not serviced in winter - rarely used forest roads are not cleared by anyone. As a result, the car just got stuck in the snow. Attempts to free it on their own did not lead to anything: according to the local meteorological service, by the evening of the day the travelers disappeared, an additional 450 millimeters of snow fell in the area.
- It was solely self-control that helped those stuck to survive. Andy and Heidi rigidly rationed fuel consumption for heating, and carefully saved the food they had with them. The state police eventually issued an appeal to travelers asking them not to rely solely on the navigation system.
- In September this year, residents of the Norwegian village of Stryn began to massively complain about Google Maps errors. The settlers claim that they regularly have to rescue the cars of tourists from the road traps, which are brought there by navigation: the service takes a technical route, traversed only for tractors and horses, for a carriageway.