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Kitchener woman follows GPS right into Tobermory, Ont., harbour

Police in Tobermory, Ont., pulled a red car from the harbour early Friday morning after a Kitchener woman followed instructions from her GPS and drove down a boat launch and into the water.

Rainy and foggy weather contributed to the driver's error, police say

A Kitchener woman was cold and wet, but unhurt, after police say she drove her car down a boat launch in Tobermory, Ont., late Thursday night. The woman was following her GPS in rainy and foggy conditions. (Ontario Provincial Police)

Police in Tobermory, Ont., pulled a red car from the harbour early Friday morning after a Kitchener woman followed instructions from her GPS and drove down a boat launch and into the water.

Ontario Provincial Police said the woman was following her GPS "when she took a wrong turn into Little Tub Harbour" late Thursday night.

It was raining, dark and foggy at the time.

Combining "weather conditions and the driver being new to the area, a fully submerged vehicle was the result," police said in a release.

A police photo shows where a Kitchener woman's car was submerged in the Little Tub Harbour in Tobermory, Ont., late Thursday night. The car was removed Friday morning. (Ontario Provincial Police)

The 23-year-old Kitchener woman was able to roll down her window, get out of the submerged car and swim approximately 30 metres to shore in 4 C water. She then called for help.

Except for being cold and wet, the woman was unhurt.

A tow truck was able to pull the submerged car out of the harbour at 8:22 a.m. Friday morning.

Tobermory is approximately 250 km north of Waterloo.

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