“As expected, the popular augmented reality game has spawned a litany of stories of players venturing into weird places, suffering injuries and more,” Mascarenhas reports. “One Pokémon Go player Shayla Wiggins, however, made a disturbing discovery while searching for a water Pokémon in Riverton, Wyoming, according to the news blog County 10.”
“The 19-year-old player said she was ‘trying to get a Pokémon from a natural water resource’ and jumped over a fence to make her way towards the Wind River to try and find and capture a Pokémon,” Mascarenhas reports. “‘I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water,’ Shayla said. ‘I had to take a second look and I realised it was a body.'”
Mascarenhas reports, “In a statement the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said, ‘the death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning.'”
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