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Ann Gabriel | GoGaGaH

A 19 year old girl named Shayla Wiggins from Riverton, Wyoming was out for a Pokémon GO adventure and was trying to catch ’em all when she found something quite unexpected.

Shayla explained that she decided to go over a fence to get to the edge of a river, and was hoping to catch a Magikarp. Upon arriving near the edge of the water, what she discovered was something she didn’t expect and was horrified not from seeing the lovable pocket monsters, but from seeing a body of man floating near the river;s edge.

She ran back home and she called 911.

The responding officers said that the body was there for less than 24 hours and have yet to provide information upon further investigation.

The girl though horrified, said that she was scared and was crying all the time upon seeing the corpse.

Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game was released a few days ago. The game allows players to capture, battle, train, and trade virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world. The game is free-to-play, although it supports in-app purchases. A small optional wearable device was released alongside the game, called the Pokémon Go Plus. The device uses a Bluetooth connection to notify users when a Pokémon is nearby with an LED display and a light vibration. It is sold separately from the app and is set for release in late July 2016.

Pokémon Go is currently sweeping across America, Australia and New Zealand. With its growing popularity, a steady stream of bizarre news stories and personal posts in social media about near death experiences is also being shared.

Stories from Australian police warning Pokemon Go adventures of physically entering police premises when collecting hard to get items up have become viral.Washington’s Department of Transportation warned against Pokemon adventurers who are playing while driving.

 

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