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'Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Cemetery Tree Calls 911

Fire Chief: "We don't want to see anyone get hurt. Luckily this person escaped injury"



    Pokemon Go Player Up a Cemetery Tree

    A woman got stuck in a tree at a Gloucester County, New Jersey cemetery after she climbed up to chase a Pokemon. Naturally, she was embarrassed. (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a Gloucester County, New Jersey, cemetery Tuesday night.

    East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about the woman's plight on their Facebook page as their "Public Safety Message of the Day."

    The woman, who police described as a young adult, climbed a tree inside Eglington Cemetery to catch a Pokemon. When she couldn't get down, she called 911 and reluctantly admitted when rescuers talked to her that she'd been playing the game. "She was a bit embarrassed at that point," said Rob Gould III, the township's fire chief.

    Rescuers used a ladder to get the woman down and didn't embarrass her any further by releasing her name.

    'Pokemon Go' Takes Over Children's Hospital

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    At Johns Hopkins Hospital, "Pokemon Go" gives children with chronic illnesses the chance to have some fun. The hospital has been putting out lures to attract Pokemon to their Children's Center, and also has two pokestops as well as a gym where players can battle.
    (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016)

    They did ask people to think more about their safety when playing "Pokemon Go."

    "We have noticed there has been an increase in foot traffic around town. Some of the sites in town such as the churches and the cemetery are game stops," Gould said.

    "We were just trying to get the word out that people need to be cognizant about watching where they are going and what they are doing so no one gets hurt. This game phenomenon is happening everywhere, not just the urban areas and we don't want to see anyone get hurt. Luckily this person escaped injury."