As millions of users went ape shit this week over Pokemon GO, the second dead body was discovered as a result of playing the augmented reality game.
First in Wyoming, a teenager girl found a dead body while searching for Pokemons near a water source in Riverton, Wyoming.
“I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water,” Shayla told KVTQ. “I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body.”
Then in Nashua, New Hampshire a man found a body floating in a pond at a popular park while playing the game. Police were still investigating how he got there, according to WHDH.
The two discoveries are not alone in strange encounters as a result of playing the game with a littany of accidents and wildlife attacks reported. In Pennsylvania a girl was hit by a car while crossing a highway she blamed on Pokemon GO.
The story about the 26-year-old who caused the worst traffic accident in Massachusetts history when he wandered onto the expressway playing Pokemon GO, however, that one’s a hoax.
While the game might draw people outdoors, it’s still important to stay alert. In Texas, a distracted teen playing Pokemon GO was bitten by a venomous brown snake. He was apparently paying more attention to his phone than his surroundings and disturbed the snake in his path.
The event led the local medical center where the teen was treated to issue a press release with a warning about playing the game.
“Though Lane says he’ll continue to play the game, he also has a warning and advice about the dangers of distracted playing for other Pokémon Go gamers,” the release states.
- Always go with a friend or group, never alone.
- Don’t go out at night when visibility is low – stay in well-lit, populated areas.
- Be cautious in grassy or wooded areas – day or night.
- Wear appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes.
- Don’t play in streets or when driving a car.
- Be aware of your surroundings. The app will buzz your phone to alert you when a Pokémon is near, so you can watch where you are walking.