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April 15, 2009 > GPS leads woman into trouble in Wis. northwoods

GPS leads woman into trouble in Wis. northwoods

Submitted By AP Wire Service

LANGLADE, Wis. (AP), Apr 01 _ A motorist relying on a GPS navigation unit found out the hard way that technology is not always the answer.

Sheriff's officials said the Oshkosh woman was going from the White Lake area to Laona through heavily wooded Langlade County Tuesday when the best routing from the GPS sent her onto a road that forked into a snowmobile trail.

Several miles down the frozen path she stopped and couldn't turn around in about a foot and a half of snow surrounding the car.

She called 911 at 10:44 a.m.

Deputy Keith Svoboda said it took a while to find her and much longer to get heavy equipment in to free the vehicle. Deputies dropped her at a motel for the night.

Svoboda said the lesson is, ``People shouldn't believe everything those things tell you.''


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