Teen Finds Dead Body in River While Playing Pokémon GO

Teen Finds Dead Body in River While Playing Pokémon GO
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A teenager from Wyoming found a dead body floating in a river near her home while tracking down a Pokémon in Pokémon GO earlier today.

Shayla Wiggins, a 19-year-old from Riverton, Wyo. recently downloaded the new augmented reality Pokémon game onto her phone and was out trying to catch a Pokémon around a local river. Instead, she discovered a male corpse in about three feet of water.

“I was trying to get a Pokémon from a natural water resource,” Wiggins told a local news team. “I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water. I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body.”

Shocked, Wiggins didn’t know what to do, but she quickly notified 911 and authorities rushed to the scene. “I was pretty scared and cried for a while,” she said.

“The death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning,” according to a statement released by the local sheriff’s department. “There is no evidence at this time that would indicate foul play. Evidence located at the scene has led investigators to believe the man went into the water at the location he was found.”

Wiggins did not faint.

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