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Man fell into the Mississippi after Google 'told him to cross river'

It happened near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.

We've heard plenty of stories of drivers erroneously being sent by their GPS down one-way streets and boat launches, but not many involving pedestrians.

That's what happened in Minneapolis in early hours of Saturday morning however, when a man was rescued by Minneapolis firefighters from the icy Mississippi River.

He was found stuck partially in ice near to the Stone Arch Bridge around 3 a.m. He told his rescuers that Google Maps had told him to cross the river.

But before we go blaming Google, FOX 9 reports Minneapolis Fire Department spokesman Bryan Tyner speculated that the app likely told him to cross the bridge, and not head out onto the ice.

The man, a visitor to Minnesota, suffered some mild hypothermia but should recover.

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