Driver follows sat-nav into river

A Norfolk taxi driver ended up stranded after he followed his sat-nav system’s directions – into a river.

The mini-bus driver was on his way to collect a fare in Castle Acre, near King’s Lynn, when he took a wrong turn into the River Nar.

Fortunately he had no passengers aboard – but he did have the embarrassment of having to ring his bosses for help, reports Lynn News.

Streamline Taxis owners Keith Jarvis and Pat Bowles took along a towrope, expecting to find the eight-seater minibus just off the ford.

But Mr Jarvis said: “It took ages to find him and we couldn’t believe it when we saw where he was – it was several hundred yards along the river!

“The vehicle still had its engine running and headlights on, and he was sitting in it with his trousers rolled up round his knees. I shone a torch in the river and there were fish swimming around the headlights.”

Pat Bowles added: “Normal people would stop and back out but because his sat-nav told him to keep going that’s what he did.

“I don’t think he did think until he couldn’t go any further.”

Ms Bowles said it had given the driver’s colleagues plenty of amusement: “He’s had taxi drivers going into the office with snorkels on.

“We’ve also had phones calls, texts coming through asking if they can book river trips.”

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