Man accuses Google Maps of providing false navigation information that caused it to fall into the frozen Mississippi River

Google Maps is often considered one of the most useful apps users install on their Android phone or iPhone, according tomedia BGR. The app provides a reliable navigation experience for users, and it’s evolving. Just a few days ago, Google announced a major redesign and some exciting new features to celebrate the app’s 15th birthday. Recently, however, one man said that google Maps had provided incorrect navigation information that caused it to fall into a frozen river.

Man accuses Google Maps of providing false navigation information that caused it to fall into the frozen Mississippi River

Although the man was only partially submerged, he fell into the frozen Mississippi River, CBSN Minnesota reported. He then called for help and told the firefighterwho who rescued him that Google Maps had instructed him to cross the river. The report indicated that the man had mild hypothermia.

The incident occurred at 3:00 a.m., the report said. The fire department said the app was most likely to tell him to use the nearby bridge shown in the street view image above to cross the river, rather than instructing him to walk on the ice.