Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/05/satnav_error_man_drowns/

Driver follows satnav to his doom

Drowns in reservoir

By Hard Reg

Posted in Science, 5th October 2010 12:05 GMT

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.