SYDNEY — A West Australian man fell into Perth’s Swan River on Monday morning while playing the Pokemon Go mobile game, local media reported.
WA police in a three-paragraph statement posted on Facebook said it had rushed to the Barrack Street Jetty at around 12:45 local time today upon receiving a report from a security officer who witness the man falling from the jetty into the water.
“Police attended with emergency lights and sirens and on arrival (but) the security officer had pulled the male person from the water onto the jetty,” WA police said.
“Police spoke to the male person being concerned for his welfare only to be told he was leaning over the jetty attempting to get a Pokemon. True story.”
Fortunately, the unnamed man was not injured.
The incident comes after the WA police had posted a community safety announcement about the popular mobile game Pokemon Go to social media in July.
In the post that went viral and shared over 1200 times, police had urged West Australians in particular to stay safe and legal while playing Pokemon Go game in the state.