Vacationers in Hawaii adopted their GPS and drove their automobile straight right into a harbor: 'Fairly positive that was not imagined to occur'

  • A pair of vacationers in Hawaii adopted a fallacious GPS route straight right into a harbor. 
  • Christie Hutchinson filmed two girls attempting to get out of a automobile partially submerged within the harbor.
  • “Fairly positive that was not imagined to occur,” Hutchinson mentioned in her video.

A pair of vacationers drove their automobile right into a harbor after mistakenly following GPS instructions in Hawaii, and appeared confused when the automobile began filling up with water.

The incident occurred on Saturday on the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona, a area on the west coast of Hawaii, per The Washington Publish.

A video by Christie Hutchinson, a witness to the incident, confirmed the 2 girls buckled into their Dodge Caravan whereas it was headlights deep within the murky water.

“I used to be simply sitting there attempting to hunt shelter from the rain, after which the following factor, I noticed a automobile drive immediately previous our boat straight into the harbor at a reasonably first rate pace,” Hutchinson instructed The Publish. “It was so confidently executed, they did not take a look of panic on their face. They had been nonetheless smiling.”

Hutchinson’s video on Sunday exhibits the automobile’s windshield wipers nonetheless transferring because the automobile slowly tipped forwards, however the girls didn’t seem like panicking.

“And it took us a second to determine what was occurring as a result of they did not appear panicked or have any sense of urgency to get out of the automobile,” she instructed Hawaii Information Now. 

“Fairly positive that wasn’t imagined to occur,” Hutchinson mentioned in her video, whereas different witnesses shouted on the vacationers to get out of the automobile. 

Finally, the vacationers unbuckled themselves. The passenger climbed out by way of the window and waded out, whereas the driving force sat on the window, seemingly not sure of how you can escape. 

The video additionally confirmed a number of males stepping in to attempt to save the ladies, and get the automobile out of the harbor. At one level, a person stepped in to assist the driving force get out of the car, and onto dry land. 

The video additionally captured the second the automobile sank into the harbor — dipping into the water nostril first, then disappearing beneath the floor. 

The video was later hauled out of the water by tow crews, per Hawaii Information Now.

Hutchinson instructed Insider that the vacationers instructed her their automobile was not insured. 

She added that she believed that the vacationers had been sisters, however that she didn’t have another info on them. Nonetheless, nobody was harm within the incident, she mentioned.

When on land, the vacationers mentioned that they had been on their approach to a manta ray tour, Hutchinson instructed Insider.

“There are manta firms immediately on both facet of the ramp and I can see how such a mistake might occur in heavy rain maybe,” she mentioned.

Samantha Tavares, an info specialist for Hawaii’s Division of Transportation, instructed The Publish that the prevalence was “form of uncommon” as a result of the GPS instructions are often correct within the state. 

Tavares gave recommendation for vacationers in Hawaii, telling The Publish: “For those who see a physique of water, do not drive in the direction of it.”

The Hawaii Police Division didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark despatched outdoors of normal enterprise hours. 


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