Two Men Fall Off Cliff While Playing Pokémon Go
The beach at Encinitas. (Photo by Stacy Spensley via the Creative Commons)
We all knew it was bound to happen; people were going to encounter mishaps while playing Pokémon Go. But it's a little disconcerting to see that people are getting into trouble so soon. The game's only been out for a week! Come on!
A particularly harrowing event happened around 1 p.m. on Wednesday when two men fell off a bluff in Encinitas while playing Pokémon Go, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. One of the men fell about 80 feet and landed on the beach below. The other man fell 50 feet down, became unconscious, and got stuck on the side of the cliff. Firefighters used ropes and harnesses to lift him back onto the bluff.
According to NBC, the bluff area was fenced off, and a sign warned that the ground was unstable. The men scaled the fence anyway. They were taken to get treated for unspecified injuries.
This is not the first incident in which catching-them-all led to an iffy scenario. In Wyoming, a 19-year-old girl ran across a dead body while trying to find some water-type Pokémon. Up in Oregon, a man was playing Pokémon Go at 1 a.m. when he encountered another person who attacked him with knife. The man wound up with a stabbing injury to the shoulder.
Anyway. Here are some pictures of people finding Pokémon in questionable places. Stay safe out there!