19 Year Girl while playing virtual reality game Pokémon GO on her phone saw dead body

teenager stumbled upon a dead body in a river while playing new smartphone game Pokémon Go.

Shayla Wiggins, from Wyoming, United States, was exploring her home city of Riverton when she made the alarming discovery.

She was enjoying a game of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game which layers gameplay onto the physical world. It encourages gamers to ‘switch between the virtual world and the real world’.

The 19-year-old explained she jumped over a wall to search for the Pokémon when she found the body and called 911 straight away.

“The Pokémons are all over Riverton,” she told KTVQ.”I was trying to get a Pokémon from a natural water resource.

“I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water. I had to take a second look and I realised it was a body.”

She added: “It was pretty shocking. I didn’t really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly.

“I was pretty scared and cried for a while.”