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(CBS News)   Bad: Getting lost while hiking. Good: Being rescued and returned to your car. Worse: Minutes later, driving your car into the ocean and drowning   (cbsnews.com) divider line 107
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2013-07-25 10:30:50 PM  
Worst GPS service EVER
 
2013-07-25 11:32:09 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Worst GPS service EVER


How many people will Apple Maps kill?!?!
 
2013-07-25 11:39:47 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Worst GPS service EVER


i1282.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-26 01:40:13 AM  
dang what a deal
 
2013-07-26 01:42:55 AM  
You've reached your Final Destination.
 
2013-07-26 01:43:24 AM  
Life imitates the Pixies?
 
2013-07-26 01:45:46 AM  
It's like Raaaiin
 
2013-07-26 01:48:12 AM  
FTFA: "They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead,"

Uhhhh ... I dunno... maybe get out of the car, and swim to shore? No? Too complicated?
 
2013-07-26 01:48:13 AM  

Fano: It's like Raaaiin


...slowly filling up your car
 
2013-07-26 01:50:53 AM  
Has anyone mentioned women drivers yet?  In all seriousness, the article I read yesterday had the sheriff come off as really crass about it.
 
2013-07-26 01:51:15 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-26 01:51:32 AM  
That dog was probably pissed he was with such ditzy women.
 
2013-07-26 01:54:10 AM  
images.pictureshunt.com
 
2013-07-26 01:55:51 AM  
The universe really wanted them dead.
 
2013-07-26 01:58:55 AM  
Wow, they definitely exceeded their quota of bad decisions for the day.

Seriously, sad as hell though.
 
2013-07-26 02:02:14 AM  
MurphyMurphy: Worst GPS service Final Destination sequel EVER
 
2013-07-26 02:02:51 AM  
So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call
 
2013-07-26 02:04:27 AM  
A fixed point in time, sorry!
 
2013-07-26 02:05:34 AM  
i2.cdn.turner.com
Should have drove a Fiat.
 
2013-07-26 02:05:43 AM  
I honestly hope that was a poorly written article because I'm amazed the two survived to their thirties by it's description. Wouldn't you remember you were parked near a boat ramp and which way the water was? That seems like an important detail.  Um Darwanism?
 
2013-07-26 02:05:48 AM  
Good: Being wished back to life with a monkeys paw. Worse: You come back as a zombie
 
2013-07-26 02:06:11 AM  

sandbar67: FTFA: "They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead,"

Uhhhh ... I dunno... maybe get out of the car, and swim to shore? No? Too complicated?


Why make a call? If you're sinking try opening your car's doors. If the water pressure prevents you from opening the doors then roll down the windows. If you can't roll down the windows then break them. If you can't break them then wait until the inside of the car fills with water and open the doors when the pressure equalizes.
 
2013-07-26 02:07:24 AM  
Thin

styckx: So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call


Thing is, the water pressure will be too strong to open the door against, and the windows may have shorted out once submerged....
 
2013-07-26 02:09:44 AM  
I'm calling it.

www.thewallstreetgeek.com
blogs.oregonstate.edu
 
2013-07-26 02:11:12 AM  

T.rex: Thinstyckx: So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call

Thing is, the water pressure will be too strong to open the door against, and the windows may have shorted out once submerged....


T.rex: Thinstyckx: So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call

Thing is, the water pressure will be too strong to open the door against, and the windows may have shorted out once submerged....


Apparently it's possible to push the doors open enough for water to start flowing in and equalize the pressure.

I carry one of these firmly to something near the drivers seat in my cars.
 
2013-07-26 02:11:47 AM  
Well, that was weird.
 
2013-07-26 02:15:21 AM  

T.rex: Thinstyckx: So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call

Thing is, the water pressure will be too strong to open the door against, and the windows may have shorted out once submerged....


...so just lay down and die?
 
2013-07-26 02:15:34 AM  

styckx: So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call


 E. Take photo of murky water, post to Twitter. #drowning

/wouldn't surprise me if someone did that.
 
2013-07-26 02:22:52 AM  
Thanks Apple Maps!
 
2013-07-26 02:22:56 AM  
What a sad and tragic story. Were they blonde?
 
2013-07-26 02:23:18 AM  
I covered a story once about a woman in Nebraska who lost control of her car on an icy road and went into a pond. She survived after a passerby saw her taillights in the water. The woman's car had flipped and she said things were suddenly dark under the water and she found herself with her head near the floorboards and was very disoriented in the darkness as to where the windows even were.

Luckily she survived. Would be a terrible way to go.
 
2013-07-26 02:23:54 AM  

Fano: T.rex: Thinstyckx: So the car is filling up with water.

You.

A. Open the farking door and get out
B. Roll down the window and get out
C. Wait till the car fills up and then do A. or B.
D. Make a phone call

Thing is, the water pressure will be too strong to open the door against, and the windows may have shorted out once submerged....

...so just lay down and die?


Or panic, struggle and do all the wrong things which is often what tired and panicked people do.
 
2013-07-26 02:24:24 AM  
The saddest part is that the dog died too...
 
2013-07-26 02:25:08 AM  
Darwin!

Simple rule of thumb.   Do not drive into water.  If the fog is so thick that you can't see you're driving into water, you shouldn't be driving at all.
 
2013-07-26 02:27:01 AM  
They drove 175 feet off the ramp into into the water. How is that even possible?
 
2013-07-26 02:29:20 AM  

FnkyTwn: What a sad and tragic story. Were they blonde?


...and polack?
 
2013-07-26 02:30:38 AM  
If they had time to call, that means the car floated for a bit as it went under.

What a horrible story. I feel for the family.
 
2013-07-26 02:32:37 AM  

Uakronkid: They drove 175 feet off the ramp into into the water. How is that even possible?


I have no idea. It's not like they were going 100 mph and it was momentum. They should have stopped almost immediately.

Also, here's how to survive your car going into water.
 
2013-07-26 02:32:58 AM  
OnStar = offroad?
 
2013-07-26 02:36:37 AM  
Rarely does Darwin get two bites of the apple in such quick succession.
 
2013-07-26 02:39:03 AM  
check the life insurance policy to see if it has a suicide clause,
 
2013-07-26 02:41:10 AM  

Maggie_Luna: I honestly hope that was a poorly written article because I'm amazed the two survived to their thirties by it's description. Wouldn't you remember you were parked near a boat ramp and which way the water was? That seems like an important detail.  Um Darwanism?


Oddly enough, according to the Sheriff, Donnie Smith, one of his own deputies has driven into the ocean there as well.  I don't think you can overlook Maine fog.  Knowing the girl, this isn't a question of darwinism.  This is simply a terrible tragedy and initial panic that doomed them.  You can't really open the doors to get out because of the pressure, and if you fail to roll down your windows right away, and you have power windows, you may never have the chance to get out.
 
2013-07-26 02:42:28 AM  
Officials summoned a volunteer diver from the Jonesboro Fire Department, who found the car about 175 feet off the boat ramp

I call B.S. on this being an accident. Nobody takes a minivan 175 feet into the water unless you're doing 90 mph and launch that vehicle as hard as you can in a direction certain to bring your doom. Perhaps it's a really crass thing to say, as the death is made more tragic because one woman was pregnant. Add up the previous lost-in-the-woods episode with the stupidly ridiculous idea that they called for help but didn't have the awareness to roll down the f-ing window or open the door. Also, the article glosses over this, but

a warden picked them up and brought them to their vehicle, which was parked at the park.But Stiner then drove toward the boat ramp instead of in the other direction toward Machias, Smith said.

So the unsaid thing here is that apparently the warden told them where to drive and the women drove the complete opposite direction at (apparently) full speed down a dead end road in the thickest pea soup fog of your nightmares.

Okay, maybe the electrical system went out the moment they impacted the water or perhaps before they came to their senses. Yes, I know they'd have to wait for the car to fill with water before opening the door, but it's not like these were 2 ten year old kids. These mom-types of 37 and 38 years old with a f-ing minivan and probably a purse full of stuff and a van full of something hard enough to crack a window. A minivan. With large cavernous interior that would take a little extra time filling with water compared to a compact.

"They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead,"

I'd be interested in hearing the 911 call.
"Yes, hello, our car is filling with water. We're going to drown. Help."
"Open the door."
"What?"
"Have you tried the door?"
"We thought we'd just sit here until help arrives."
 
2013-07-26 02:45:20 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Rarely does Darwin get two bites of the apple in such quick succession.


The rule of being Darwined is that it doesn't count if you've already procreated. The Big D was cutting it pretty damn close on this one. Tragically close, actually. But then again, how long would the kid have survived even outside this nitwit's womb with her for a mother?

/OK that was a bit harsh, maybe there were extenuating circumstances in the sinking van that we don't know about.
//Still...
 
2013-07-26 02:47:31 AM  

loudballs: Officials summoned a volunteer diver from the Jonesboro Fire Department, who found the car about 175 feet off the boat ramp

I call B.S. on this being an accident. Nobody takes a minivan 175 feet into the water unless you're doing 90 mph and launch that vehicle as hard as you can in a direction certain to bring your doom. Perhaps it's a really crass thing to say, as the death is made more tragic because one woman was pregnant. Add up the previous lost-in-the-woods episode with the stupidly ridiculous idea that they called for help but didn't have the awareness to roll down the f-ing window or open the door. Also, the article glosses over this, but

a warden picked them up and brought them to their vehicle, which was parked at the park.But Stiner then drove toward the boat ramp instead of in the other direction toward Machias, Smith said.

So the unsaid thing here is that apparently the warden told them where to drive and the women drove the complete opposite direction at (apparently) full speed down a dead end road in the thickest pea soup fog of your nightmares.

Okay, maybe the electrical system went out the moment they impacted the water or perhaps before they came to their senses. Yes, I know they'd have to wait for the car to fill with water before opening the door, but it's not like these were 2 ten year old kids. These mom-types of 37 and 38 years old with a f-ing minivan and probably a purse full of stuff and a van full of something hard enough to crack a window. A minivan. With large cavernous interior that would take a little extra time filling with water compared to a compact.

"They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead,"

I'd be interested in hearing the 911 call.
"Yes, hello, our car is filling with water. We're going to drown. Help."
"Open the door."
"What?"
"Have you tried the door?"
"We thought we'd just sit here until help arrives."


Interesting theory.
 
2013-07-26 02:48:35 AM  

loudballs: Officials summoned a volunteer diver from the Jonesboro Fire Department, who found the car about 175 feet off the boat ramp

I call B.S. on this being an accident. Nobody takes a minivan 175 feet into the water unless you're doing 90 mph and launch that vehicle as hard as you can in a direction certain to bring your doom. Perhaps it's a really crass thing to say, as the death is made more tragic because one woman was pregnant. Add up the previous lost-in-the-woods episode with the stupidly ridiculous idea that they called for help but didn't have the awareness to roll down the f-ing window or open the door. Also, the article glosses over this, but

a warden picked them up and brought them to their vehicle, which was parked at the park.But Stiner then drove toward the boat ramp instead of in the other direction toward Machias, Smith said.

So the unsaid thing here is that apparently the warden told them where to drive and the women drove the complete opposite direction at (apparently) full speed down a dead end road in the thickest pea soup fog of your nightmares.

Okay, maybe the electrical system went out the moment they impacted the water or perhaps before they came to their senses. Yes, I know they'd have to wait for the car to fill with water before opening the door, but it's not like these were 2 ten year old kids. These mom-types of 37 and 38 years old with a f-ing minivan and probably a purse full of stuff and a van full of something hard enough to crack a window. A minivan. With large cavernous interior that would take a little extra time filling with water compared to a compact.

"They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead,"

I'd be interested in hearing the 911 call.
"Yes, hello, our car is filling with water. We're going to drown. Help."
"Open the door."
"What?"
"Have you tried the door?"
"We thought we'd just sit here until help arrives."


The tides here in this area are 23-26 ft.  The water here has a lot of force and can easily move a car from 20-30 feet to the bottom of the ocean quickly.  We even have these awesome sink holes that can swallow a car whole.
 
2013-07-26 02:50:04 AM  
Farcking idiots.  They should have just switched to submarine mode.
 
2013-07-26 02:59:54 AM  
You're not seeing this as the feel good-never give up story of the summer, destined to become a blockbuster movie!

Two young kids attempt suicide, are unfortunately rescued, but refuse to quit, succeeding later the same day!

It will be the next Leaving Las Vegas, I tell you!
 
2013-07-26 03:00:46 AM  
Car manufacturers need to come up with some safety feature that will help people get out of cars that go splash.  I am thinking explosive bolts on the doors!  Or better yet, a lever in the door that when pulled disengages the window drive motors and allows the windows to be cranked down manually.
 
2013-07-26 03:02:27 AM  
l3.yimg.com
Likes his dates shaken, not drowned.
 
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