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Two men rescued from icy waters after following Sat Nav

The two men were following their Sat Nav at the time of the incident. Photo: BPM

Two men have had to be rescued after driving into three feet of icy water whilst being directed by their Sat Nav.

The pair ended up in Watery Gate in Thurlaston, Leicester, late at night on Friday 15 December.

Rescue teams arrived at the scene to find the two men standing on top of their car roof.

Rescue teams arrived at the scene to find the two men standing on top of their car roof. Credit: BPM

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are said to have used water rescue equipment to get the men to safety.

Reports say the pair were non-hyperthermic and were taken to a local warm place where they waited for a lift back to Birmingham.

A fire service spokesman said:

Please do not drive into flood water as you may not be lucky enough to drive out again. Take notice of road signs and don’t take any risks. Think - don’t sink.

– fire service spokesman
The pair were taken to a local warm place where they waited for a lift back to Birmingham. Credit: BPM