Another tourist accidentally drove their car into deep water in Hawaii after following GPS directions
- A driver following GPS directions accidentally drove into deep water at a Hawaii harbor.
- At first, she thought the harbor was just a big puddle, per Hawaii News Now.
A tourist following GPS directions accidentally drove her car into deep water at a harbor in Hawaii on Monday night, a month after a similar incident occurred at the same location.
According to Hawaii News Now, the driver told police that she was following GPS directions when she took a turn that led her down a boat ramp.
Initially, she thought it was just a big puddle but, in reality, it resulted in her driving her Ford Edge into Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona, per Hawaii News Now.
Hawaii Police said the vehicle ended up in "deep water," with a witness telling Hawaii News Now that the woman reacted surprisingly slowly to her car being submerged in water.
"She did take some time," the unnamed witness told the local news outlet. "She ended up grabbing her backpack or purse, all of her belongings that she could grab before she got out."
The witness added that it was "frustrating" to watch, because the driver would have been in serious danger if she had left it much longer, per Hawaii News Now.
The car was ultimately pulled out of the water and the woman was brought to safety by an onlooker in a nearby boat, the local news outlet said.
A month earlier, another vehicle being driven by tourists had a similar experience.
On May 29, a couple visiting Hawaii followed GPS directions that led their van straight into the harbor water, per Hawaii News Now.
The passenger managed to escape out of a window, but bystanders had to rescue the driver and carry her out, the local news outlet said.
Hawaii Police Department and Honokohau Small Boat Harbor did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.
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