A 19-year-old woman in Wyoming, U.S. found a dead body in a river while playing virtual reality game Pokemon Go on Friday morning. The woman was on her way to a natural water resource to collect a Pokemon.
Pokemon Go was launched earlier this week and has become a sensation already. People have been sharing their bizarre experiences while playing the game, which requires players to explore real life locations to collect Pokemons.
Many players have shared near death experiences, while there has been an instance where the Australian police warned players from entering the police station to collect a Pokemon, according to the Verge.
In this recent incident, Shayla Wiggins, a 19-year-old Riverton, Wyoming resident, discovered a body floating in the Wind River as she was out around 8:40 am local time to collect a Pokemon.
"As I looked one way, I noticed that there was something in the water in front of me," she was quoted as saying by Buzzfeed News. "And so I took a closer look and saw it was a body."
The 19-year-old called the police immediately on discovering the body.
"I was crying and shaking really bad because it was a very scary situation," she said.
The Fremont Sheriff issued a statement to the KCWY News 13 after the body was discovered.
"The death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning. 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."
The police is investigating the "death of an adult male who was located in the Big Wind River under the Wyoming Highway 789 Bridge this morning around 8:40AM."