Family Stranded In NH After GPS Leads Them Down Snowmobile Trail

CARROLL, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Massachusetts family was stranded in New Hampshire over the weekend after their GPS lead them down a snowmobile trail.

Officials with New Hampshire Fish and Game said their car had become stuck about two and a half miles from Base Station Road on Jefferson Notch Road after the driver — Dattu Prajapati, of Burlington, Mass. — followed the GPS onto the road, which had been closed for the winter.

Prajapati was trying to drive to Gorham from the Bretton Woods Ski Area at the time. He wasn't able to turn around for several miles, but then "got stuck after sliding off the icy trail," according to officials.

The family was stranded for nearly seven hours before anyone could come to assist them. However, no one was injured.

Prajapati was cited for driving on the snowmobile trail with a car "due to signage," according to officials.

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