by Joshua Russo
Pokémon GO player makes horrifying discovery
While thousands upon thousand of people are hunting down and finding their favorite Pokémon, a Wyoming teen stumbled upon a much more serious and tragic sight. For those who have been living under a rock the last few days, Pokémon GO is an augmented reality app that uses a person’s GPS location and encourages them to walk around to discover and eventually capture over 100 different Pokémon. The kinds of Pokémon players will encounter vary depending on the user’s location, time of day and their player level.
Montana CBS affiliate KTQV is reporting that 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins took a morning walk and fired up the newly released augmented reality app to hunt down some Pokémon. Wiggins walked to the Big Wind River, where she was hoping “to get a Pokémon from a natural water resource”. During her walk near the river is when she noticed something unusual.
“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 realized it was a body.”
According to Wiggins, the body was floating only a few feet from the shore. She quickly called 911 to report what she had found and detectives arrived at the scene shortly after. They told Wiggins the body was likely there less than 24 hours. The investigation is still ongoing and no further details have been released.
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