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    Don't look down: White van and driver airlifted to safety after satnav error sends him to top of mountain
    This white van man had a lucky escape after his satnav sent him to the top of a mountain by mistake.

    Driver Robert Ziegler, 37, found himself stranded near the peak at Bergun, Switzerland, after he was directed up a 'glorified goat track'.

    Unable to go forward or turn around to go back the way he came, he was forced to call the emergency services.


    Stuck: Driver Robert Ziegler found himself stranded at the top of a mountain in Bergun, Switzerland




    Ordeal: The white van is winched to safety by a helicopter



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    Rescue workers scrambled a heavy lifting helicopter to carry the van and its driver to safety after he dialed for help on his mobile phone.
    'I was lost and I kept hoping that each little turn would get me back to the main road. In the end it told me to turn around but of course I couldn't by then,' Mr Ziegler told police.
    A fire brigade spokesman said: 'He claims he didn't see any footpath signs but he must have been a pretty fair driver to get that far up a glorified goat track.'


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    Default Re: Don't look down

    Bloody idiot, I suppose somebody who didn't realise that obviously wasn't the road would also have forgotten reverse gear. A very dramatic rescue though, looks like ace fun.

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    Default Re: Don't look down

    He must have borrowed my fucking usles tomtom..
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others

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    Default Re: Don't look down

    I bet while dangling from that chopper all you would hear from the van is...

    "Turn around when possible"

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    Default Re: Don't look down

    Quote Originally Posted by rugrat View Post
    He must have borrowed my fucking usles tomtom..
    no, i've got that, and its the irish version called the jon joe


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