Woman Drives Into Canadian Bay After a Wrong Turn

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
May 14, 2016 Updated: May 15, 2016

A 23-year-old Canadian woman drove her car straight into an Ontario bay earlier this week, after missing the right turn her GPS has instructed her to make.

She drove straight into a boat launch on Georgian Bay, and her vehicle became completely submerged, a local official told ABC News.

It was a “dark and stormy night,” the official said, which made it difficult to see what’s ahead.

Fortunately, the quick-thinking woman was able to roll down her car window before the power went out, and escaped from her car to swim to shore.

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(Andrea Vincze/TheTobermoryPressInc)

The water was almost minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and the woman had to swim 100 feet to get to shore. She then made a call from a local hotel, as her cellphone was in the car.

Andrea Vincze, a local onlooker who photographed the car, said that the boat launch was “pretty wide” and could be easily mistaken for a street.

Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.