Family becomes trapped after GPS directs their minivan onto snowmobile trail

They stuck to the right path — too bad it wasn’t intended for cars.

A family from Burlington, Mass., was trapped in a ditch for seven hours early Sunday after faithfully following their GPS directions right onto a snowmobile trail.

Dattu Prajapati, 45, a second adult and five children were en route to Gorham, NH, from the Bretton Woods ski area late Saturday night when they wound up stranded, the Boston Globe reports.

Prajapati entered the treacherous trail — which, officials say, is clearly marked by signs indicating it is for snowmobiles only — and soon found he couldn’t get off it. After white-knuckling it for several miles along the icy route, he finally found an opportunity to turn around, only to slide off the path and become trapped in a ditch beyond the reach of cellphone service.

An emergency service feature in Prajapati’s minivan enabled him to contact a


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