Driver follows satnav to his doom
Drowns in reservoir
A Senegalese man drove by mistake into a Spanish reservoir on Saturday evening - and drowned. His passenger survived.
Local authorities say the 37 year-old followed directions from his GPS on to an old unlit road that submerged into La Serena reservoir in Western Spain.
By the time he realised his satnav error it was too late to brake. Both men escaped from the car - which sank in two minutes - but only one swam to shore.
La Serena Spain's biggest reservoir, was built in 1989 - so the old road really should have been excised from GPS route planners.
To be fair
You don't normally expect a road to suddenly end in a reservoir, and if you have reason to believe it's a main road, you might be going along at a fair pace.
I would suggest it's more a failure of signposting & barriers on the part of the local authority, than a Darwin-award-style brain failure. After all, if he was just lost, and wasn't using satnav, but still drove into the reservoir, would you still call him stupid?
"You have reached your (final) destination."
The passenger got out? Presumably the driver was still waiting to hear the "in 200 yards, swim for your life" message.
The real moral is LEARN TO SWIM.