“Since its launch on Android and iOS earlier this week, Pokémon GO has become a massive overnight sensation, encouraging players to venture outside and explore their surroundings to find and catch Pokémon in the real world,” Hyacinth Mascarenhas reports for International Business Times.
“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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