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Oz cops concerned with Apple maps

Australian police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on Apple Maps after a number of motorists were directed off the beaten track in recent weeks.

Local police in Mildura say they have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their iPhone.

Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.

"Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue," says an official police stamens.

"Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception.

"Police have contacted Apple in relation to the issue and hope the matter is rectified promptly to ensure the safety of motorists travelling to Mildura.

"Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified."

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