All Shayla Wiggins wanted to do was find a water Pokémon. Instead, she discovered something way more disturbing.

As you may already know, Pok√©mon Go encourages players to go outside to find monsters ‚Äúlocated‚ÄĚ in the real world (it is an augmented reality game ). As originally reported by County 10, Wiggins, a Pok√©mon fan, went on a walk toward a river in Riverton, Wyoming this morning, hoping to find a critter from ‚Äúa natural water resource.‚ÄĚ As she got closer to the river, she noticed something was actually floating in the water. When she went in for a closer look, she realized it was a body.

‚ÄúIt was pretty shocking,‚ÄĚ Wiggins said. ‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly.‚ÄĚ

Kotaku contacted the Fremont County Sherriff‚Äôs office, who confirmed that the authorities were investigating the death of an adult male ‚Äúdiscovered by a local resident who was walking in the area‚ÄĚ near a river. Additionally, Wiggins‚Äô mother, Shawna, also confirmed to us that this incredible story was true.


‚Äú[Shayla] was upset at first [she is] better now!,‚ÄĚ Shawna said.

Right now, the authorities are still trying to identify the body, though they note that ‚Äúthere is no evidence of foul play‚ÄĚ as the death ‚Äúappears to be accidental in nature.‚ÄĚ


Damn. Many people joked that something like this would happen, and there were even fake news articles to this effect right after Go was released. Even so, Wiggins‚Äô story is still shocking‚ÄĒand this is week one of Pok√©mon Go, people.

Kotaku cannot confirm whether or not Wiggins captured the water Pokémon she was originally looking for.


UPDATE 7:18 PM: Speaking to Kotaku, Shayla says that she did not capture the water Pokemon that she was after, because she stopped playing to call the police. ‚Äú[The police] didn‚Äôt really know what [Pokemon Go] was. They‚Äôre were just like ‚Äėokay,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Shayla said. ‚ÄúI was like, extremely scared, I didn‚Äôt know what to do‚ĶI was shaking and crying,‚ÄĚ Shayla said. While she feels better now, Shayla says that she hasn‚Äôt gotten a chance to play much more of Pok√©mon Go.