Teenager discovers a dead body while playing Pokémon Go

Not sure we want to catch one of these, thanks.

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Ever since it launched as a snazzy mobile app game last month, people have been going a teeny-weeny bit nuts for Pokémon Go.

But things have taken a slightly sinister twist this week after a 19-year-old girl discovered an actual dead body while she was playing.

If you don't already know, the newest incarnation of Pokémon basically sees users play the game but using the surroundings they are actually in. Sort of like an irl version of the classic game, the locations where you catch creatures and do battles is based on where you actually happen to be and is done using GPS that shows you what's actually around you inside the game.

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While it's right at the top of the iOS app charts right now, one user did have a slightly scary experience during play.

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Teenager Shayla Wiggins was reportedly playing in her hometown of Riverton, Wyoming when she saw a Pokémon come up in a stream. Hopping a fence irl so she could get close enough to catch in the game, she saw something in the water, then realising it was actually the body of a man floating three feet from the shore.

"I didn't really know what to do at first, but I called 911 right away and they came really quickly," she tells County 10 about the incident.

"I was pretty scared and cried for a while."

After investigating, police tell the radio station that they believe the body was there for less than 24 hours and that the death may have been an accidental drowning.

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