This is horrible. Pokémon Go is popular among the gamer population just now – very popular. As such, it has hundreds of thousands of excited fans hunting around neighborhoods, towns, and even cities in search of Pokémon, to “collect ’em all.” Or trying to, at least.
Someone was doing just that, but they found something far, far worse instead. A dead body (via, Kotaku).
Shayla Wiggins, Pokémon Go player, decided to explore a river in Riverton, Wyoming, in search of some water-body exclusive Pokémon. She didn’t find one, though. Instead, she found a body, floating. Terrible.
Wiggins says she called police right away. Probably a good idea.
I didn’t really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly.
Gaming site Kotaku, who originally broke the story, was able to contact the Fremont County Sherriff’s office. The office has confirmed that the death is currently being investigated. So far, it seems the death was “accidental”.
Thankfully, Wiggins is fine. Her mother had the following to say.
(Shayla) was upset at first (she is) better now!
We’re glad to hear it.
Stay safe out there, Pokémon Trainers. It’s only been out a few days, and we’ve had people wandering into police stations, heading to church, and now this – probably the worst of the three, in case you hadn’t gathered so yourself.