Danish Pokémon Go player finds dead body

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Danish Pokémon Go player finds dead body
Pokémon Go players in Copenhagen. Photo: Emil Hougaard/Scanpix

A Pokémon Go player in Odense discovered more than he bargained for on Tuesday evening.


A Danish man searching after Pokémon monsters found a corpse in a drainage canal in Odense at around 10pm on Tuesday night, local police said. 
“The body has been there for some time and was very damaged by wind and the weather,” police wrote in a press release. 
“It has not been possible to determine the gender, age or identity,” the statement added. 
Police do not believe that the corpse is the result of any foul play, but will comb through missing person reports to see if the body can be identified. 
A similar case was reported in the American state of Wyoming earlier this month, when a 19-year-old woman found a corpse in the water while searching for virtual monsters. 
The Pokémon Go has been a global phenomenon since it was introduced earlier this month. Denmark is no exception to the new craze, with police districts across the country fielding calls from concerned residents reporting the suspicious behaviour of what turned out to be Pokémon Go players. 
The game’s popularity in Denmark led the Copenhagen Vestegns Police to issue guidelines for players, telling them to carefully consider how their behaviour appears to others, to never enter private property and to be sure to look up from their phones to avoid traffic accidents. 
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) also had to issue a warning to Pokémon Go players who tried to break into a construction site on university grounds to play the game. 


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