A body was found in Riverton early this morning by a resident looking for Pokemon down by the river for the new hit app Pokemon Go.
Shayla Wiggins decided she would go on a walk before work with hopes of finding Pokemon in the new mobile phone game.
Wiggins described the situation. “I woke up this morning, and I wanted to go get a water Pokemon. So I just got up and went for my little walk, a walk to catch Pokemon.”
She instead found a body lying face down in the river.
“I didn’t know what to do,” Wiggins remembered. “I was really scared, so I was just like, ‘I should just call 911.’ And then I called 911, and they told me to go wait up at the highway for a police officer.”
Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said, “There was a dead body that this point in time has been identified as an adult male laying face-down in the water, under the Big Wind River bridge alongside 789 south of Riverton.”
Wiggins was under the bridge searching for a specific type of Pokemon.
Pokemon Go is a game app where you catch creatures in real life terrains with your phone. You might find bugs or grass-type Pokemon in forested areas, or water Pokemon by lakes and rivers.
Finding someone dead won’t stop Wiggins playing Pokemon Go. “Yeah, I might go get a water pokemon. I’m going to try,” she said.
Undersherrif Lee said they believe the death to have been accidental. There was no evidence of foul play at the scene, but now the coroner is conducting an autopsy and trying to determine the identity.