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Woman playing Pokemon Go finds dead body

Technically Incorrect: A Wyoming woman says the mobile game prompted her to find a Pokemon in a water resource, so she headed to a nearby river. She found something else.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

You may not find quite what you expected.


Pokemon Go, the new Nintendo augmented reality game, was intended to send players out into the real world.

How much reality, though, might gamers find? And how augmented might that reality be?

Shayla Wiggins, 19, from Riverton, Wyoming, says that on Friday morning the game prompted her to find a Pokemon in a natural water source.

Instead, as local Community news site County 10 reported, she found something else in a river: a dead body.

"I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water," she told County 10. "I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body."

She said the body was of an average-size male, wearing a black shirt and black pants.

She said she called 911 and detectives arrived.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. However, in a statement posted by KCWY News 13 to its Facebook page, the office confirmed that a body had been found by someone walking in the area at 8:40 a.m.

The statement added: "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."

The sheriff's office added that the body had been in three feet of water and that evidence suggested the man went into the water at that very part of the Big Wind River. The man has yet to be identified.

Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee confirmed Wiggins' find to KCWY-TV.

Wiggins told KCWY, "I was really scared." She did, though, add that she would go back to the river to find her water Pokemon.

Pokemon Go has been temporarily suspended in some countries, as the servers weren't prepared for quite the popularity it's already achieved.

For those gamers not used to the outside world and fresh air, the game might bring new horizons.

You never know what you might find when you go Pokemon around.