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Woman finds man's body in river while playing "Pokemon Go"

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Shayla Wiggins decided she would go on a walk before work with hopes of finding Pokemon as part of a new mobile phone game, but she came across more than she bargained for.

While walking along the Wind River, she found a body lying face down in the water.

"I woke up this morning and I wanted to go get a water Pokemon," Wiggins said. "So I just got up and went for my little walk to catch a Pokemon."

Her walk took her under a bridge looking for the virtual Pokemon, or pocket monster, and that's when she saw the body.

"I didn't know what to do," Wiggins said. "I was really scared, so I was just like I should call 911 and then I called 911 and they told me to go wait up at the highway for a police officer."

Undersheriff Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff's Department said they identified the body of a man in the river just south of Riverton, WY.

Pokemon Go is a mobile phone app that allows users to catch the fictional creatures in the virtual world by seeking them out in real life terrain using a smartphone. Depending on the terrain, users can capture different types of Pokemon. For instance, a grass type Pokemon might be found in a forested area, and a water type Pokemon would be near a lake or river.

Despite the unexpected find, Wiggins said she will continue exploring.

"I might go get a water Pokemon," Wiggins said. "I'm going to try."

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