Teenager looks for Pokémon, finds dead body

  • 10/07/2016
Teenager looks for Pokémon, finds dead body

A teenage girl in the US has discovered a dead body, in her quest to be the best trainer on the new app game Pokémon Go.

The app has received international attention since its launch last week, the augmented reality allows trainers to catch, battle and train Pokémon that appear throughout the real world.

You may have already seen people running into lamp posts, or walking around the street, eyes glued to their smartphone.

But for Shayla Wiggins looking up from her screen may have not been the best idea when she spotted a body floating in a river in her hometown of Wyoming.

The 19-year-old was taking an early morning stroll down to Wind River to find some Pokémon when she saw something floating.

"As I looked one way, I noticed that there was something in the water in front of me," she told BuzzFeed News.

"And so I took a closer look and saw it was a body."

She called 911 and waited for police to arrive.

"I was crying and shaking really bad because it was a very scary situation," she said.

Local police said the body likely died of accidental causes, such as drowning, but investigations are on-going.

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