Pokemon Go player discovers dead body at water park in Singapore

The Singapore Civil Defence Force say they were informed about the body at around 9:45 am and they retrieved the body from the water.

A Pokemon Go player discovered a body of a dead woman on Sunday at Woodlands Waterfront Park in Singapore while he was playing the popular game and hunting for his Pokemons.

Azmi Suarez posted photos of the floating body face-down in the water on Facebook.

Azmi wrote, "Early morning finding Pokemon. Suddenly find a dead body. Rest in peace whoever you are. Seems like an old lady.Don't think it is due to Pokemon Go."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were informed about the body at around 9:45 am and they retrieved the body from the water. The lady was pronounced dead by the SCDF paramedics at the scene.

The police said the investigation is ongoing.

In the month of July, an American teen found a man's corpse in the Big Wind River in Thermopolis while playing the game.

Nineteen-year-old Shayla Wiggins, who was living in a trailer park for the summer with her mother, said she had jumped over a fence to get to the Pokemon shown on her map.

"It was pretty shocking," she said. "I didn't really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly."

Pokemon Go is a conventional "hide and seek" game where the players have to find virtual characters based on their real-world locations detected through their smartphones.

It has been praised as a fun way to get people outdoors. The game is on its way to becoming the first mobile game to break the US$4 billion-per-year barrier, beating Candy Crush Saga.

The much-awaited Pokemon Go, the new augmented reality game, was finally launched in Singapore along with other 14 Asia and Oceanic countries and territories including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, on August 6.

Authorities have also warned players about their safety while playing the game. The Singapore police released a lengthy advisory on the game, warning players from walking into oncoming traffic, straying into restricted areas, or becoming victims of crimes.