Google Maps will get most individuals from A to B efficiently, however on uncommon events it may well lead drivers astray.


A Texas pupil ended up in a residing nightmare after she adopted Google Maps to the improper vacation spot.


Amber VanHecke, 24, was left stranded within the Grand Canyon, USA for 5 days final yr after her automobile ran out of petrol.


The Texas pupil had adopted Google down a street that didn’t exist and have become caught within the desert when her gasoline ran out.




Amber had inputted Havasu Falls Path Head in Supai, Arizona, into her Google Maps.


Nevertheless, Google proceeded to guide her down a street that didn’t exist.


“I turned anyway and figured I would see the street momentarily,” she defined on Fb after being rescued.


“It was getting darkish. I got here as much as a fence with no roads in sight. Panicked since GPS stopped working, too.


“Lastly discovered it however was at zero to empty. Parked by the primary synthetic construction I discovered and determined to attend til daylight. Seems my reserve was exhausted, too (sic).”


Her automobile was stored within the shade of a disused water container and nobody knew of Amber’s whereabouts for 5 days.




Just one truck handed her throughout that point and it drove by too shortly to identify the automobile within the shadow.


Afterwards, she made a barricade to cease any extra automobiles coming previous – however none did.


Amber survived on rationed-out nuts, seeds and dried fruit, in addition to noodles which she cooked on the dashboard of her automobile on the hottest a part of the day.


She created 10-foot-tall “SOS” and “HELP” indicators on the bottom out of rocks.


The resourceful pupil additionally tried flashing her torch into the sky at night time.


After no indicators of rescue after a protracted 5 days, Amber determined to stroll for 11 miles looking for telephone sign. She left notes by her automobile to direct rescuers.




“I received bored with ready to be rescued,” she wrote in a submit on her GoFundMe web page which she set as much as increase cash in the direction of medical prices following the incident.


She finally discovered sufficient sign to name 911 earlier than the decision dropped out.


An air ambulance pilot noticed her automobile 30 minutes later and located her after following her indicators.


Amber was airlifted to hospital the place she needed to be handled for publicity, dehydration and sunburn.


She later wrote on Fb that she was “grateful to be alive” following the ordeal.


Specific.co.uk have contacted Google for additional touch upon Amber’s scenario.




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