A cyclist follows the directions of Google Maps and spends the night clinging to the edge of a cliff

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-31 08:51:12

It is well known: GPS are not always reliable, and it is not this 17-year-old teenager who would dare to say the opposite. The latter indeed spent a night clinging to the cliff after having followed the indications of Google Maps.

Near Grenoble, a teenager spent an entire night hanging from a cliff, 150 meters from the void. Miraculously, he was rescued early in the morning. Therefore, a question is on everyone's lips: how did he end up in this situation? The answer can be summed up in two words: Google Maps.

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He finds himself trapped on a cliff

This story - which is chilling - began on the evening of Monday October 24 when Loïc, 17, got on his MTB to join friends at Plateau-des-Petites-Roches.

To get there, the young man does not hesitate to follow the directions of Google Maps bike option. The problem? The application makes him take the Pal de Fer trail, a hiking trail prohibited to the public after rockslides.

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As night begins to fall, Loïc continues on his way. no questions asked “Explains Brigadier Philippe Magnin of the CRS Alpes to AFP. The latter specifies that the notion of relief does not appear on Google Maps.

It was in this context that the cyclist found himself trapped on a cliff, above the void. Paralyzed, he hastened to call the emergency services with his smartphone, but not everything went as planned.

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« He found himself in an inaccessible place. Comrades walked all night trying to find him but couldn't find him “says the policeman. Loïc was located around 6:30 a.m. thanks to the Civil Security helicopter.

« It was really surprise and amazement to see where he had arrived '. Still according to the words of the brigadier, the teenager was hooked ' to clumps of grass and to the rock at the time of his rescue.

Source : France Blue