A MOTORIST who drove off the edge of a ravine by following his satellite navigation system has been found dead.
Red Cross rescuers discovered the body of the 37-year-old this morning at around 10.30hrs in the La Serena river in Capilla (Badajoz).
He is thought to have ended up there at precisely 23.18hrs last night after the GPS in his Peugeot 306 led him down what used to be a road, but which has since been cut off and turned into a reservoir.
Given that he was driving in the dark, he was unable to brake in time and the car became submerged within minutes.
Two passengers – said to be Senegalese men – managed to get out of the vehicle, but only one succeeded in swimming ashore.
The other drowned, and the driver – also Senegalese – perished in the car.
All three were street-sellers who had just come back from a trade fair in Cabeza del Buey (Badajoz).
The make and model of the GPS system in question is not known.