Tourists rescued from Wicklow mountains
Two Chinese tourists were rescued from the Wicklow mountains in sub-zero temperatures after their sat-nav steered them into impassable wintry conditions.
The couple left Glendalough bound for south Dublin at 7.40pm on Christmas evening in their rental car, but the gadget directed them to cross the treacherous Sally Gap.
They were forced to call gardai, who contacted mountain rescue personnel to locate the couple.
A spokesman for the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team said the couple appeared not to realise the “dangerous nature of the journey their onboard computer was advising them to undertake”.
The tourists were said to be shaken by their ordeal but uninjured.