Every once and awhile someone does something stupid that reminds us just how much we rely on technology.
The latest entry is a man in China, who got his car stuck in the middle of a river in Anthui. The incident was posted on popular social media site Weibo by the Shucheng Public Security Online. The driver told local authorities that he’d simply been following his GPS, and didn’t recognize the massive body of water in front of him.
His steadfast decision resulted in half-a-days work for the police, who had to dig him out with a truck and bulldozer.
To be fair, there does appear to be a path on both sides, and it can often be difficult to judge the depth of water from behind the wheel. (That’s why you should never, never drive into water on a flooded roadway.) But there is little room for justifying this error given the sheer size of the river.