Teen travels to a river while playing Pokemon Go, finds a dead body instead

Teen Hunting for Pokemon Finds Corpse Instead

Well, there goes all thememes about Pokemon Go. Just days after its release in Australia, New Zealand, and the US, things have gotten dark with the game.

While many players have been sent to random locations like local churches and police stations to find Pokemon, a Wyoming teen ended up finding a dead body floating in a river on Friday morning.

"I was trying to get a Pokemon from a natural water resource," 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins told local news. She climbed a fence towards the Big Wind River when she discovered a male body floating about three feet from the shore. Wiggins immediately called 911, where authorities said the body appeared to have been there for less than 24 hours.

"It was pretty shocking," Wiggins said. "I was pretty scared and cried for a while."

The local sheriff's office released a statement today saying the death appears to be accidental.

"The Fremont County Sheriff's Office 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. The body was discovered by local resident who was walking in the immediate area. 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."

Investigations are still ongoing. This isn't the first instance Pokemon Go players have found themselves in unfavorable situations however; yesterday, a 17-year-old Chicago teen was reportedly stabbed and mugged while focusing on playing the game.

Pokemon Go's popularity continues to spike since the release and the servers are intermittently disrupted, so maybe it's time to just go outside and try not to get into any trouble for the time being.

Related: See how social media has reacted to the launch of Pokemon Go:

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Social reactions to new Pokemon Go game
#PokemonGO off to a great start. https://t.co/0glrinMrMs
Had this little guy in for a pedicure today. #PokemonGo https://t.co/mZnWB8bQcw
Weekend plans. #PokemonGO https://t.co/jaTVJTlrh2
A dude playing Pokemon Go just almost walked into me on the sidewalk.
This may be the first time in my life I can say "Have to get up early to hit the gym." #PokemonGo https://t.co/GbSqbEpiex
Playing #PokemonGo at night https://t.co/32TscXqlGd
I think the most awkward part about #PokemonGo is when ur 20 and run into 10 year olds at the same place getting more pokeballs
PokemonGO got me wandering around my neighborhood like: https://t.co/6mka8174VM
Fitting that there's a wild rattata on the NYC subway #pokemongo https://t.co/EvX85768gG
Realtor: Well? Me: This house doesn't have what I'm looking for Realtor: Sir, are you playing Pokémon Go? Me: Show me one with Jigglypuff
Look what Jess caught while we were waiting in the @Starbucks Drive-Thru! #PokemonGO https://t.co/BiPG6a7FL2

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