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

It happened near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.
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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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