GPS Instructions Gets Couple Stranded
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This never happened to Lewis and Clark, but it happened to a couple on Christmas Day. John Rhoads and his wife Starry Bush Rhoads used a GPS map to get directions through Eastern Oregon. It gave the shortest route, which was unsafe in December, and they got stuck in the snow for three days. The technology that almost killed them finally saved them. Rescuers eventually picked up a reading on their location from their GPS-enabled cell phone.
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