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Jun 21 2010   11:04AM GMT

Blind faith in satnav can be dangerous

WAshford Profile: WAshford

An Austrian treasure hunter has learned the hard way that blind faith in satnav devices can be extremely dangerous.

 

The 19-year-old Heidi Brunner was on a high-tech treasure hunt when she stepped off a 90m high cliff while following satnav instructions.

 

In a double technology whammy, her mobile phone broke in the fall and she was unable to call for help.

 

Miraculously, she survived the fall and was eventually rescued by a helicopter crew from the bottom of a ravine in the Tyrolean Alps.

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