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Driver gets stuck on Utah mountain after taking Google ‘shortcut’

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A driver in Utah got stranded on a mountain after Google Maps suggested a shortcut that led to a rugged dirt road, officials said.

The Wasatch County Search and Rescue said in a Facebook post that at about 12:40 a.m. on July 4, a 911 call was made by a stranded driver.

The driver, a 23-year-old man, reported that he was stuck in his Toyota Tercel on the west side of Strawberry Peak, which is located about 100 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

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A driver became stranded on a Utah mountain after taking a Google Maps shortcut that led him to a rugged dirt road. (Wasatch County Search & Rescue)

The driver reportedly told rescue crews he wound up on the rocky dirt road after taking a recommended shortcut from Google between Springville and Vernal, Utah, which are about 167 miles apart.

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Wasatch County Search and Rescue said the driver was not injured but required transportation off the mountain.

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