Monday 5 December 2016

Emergency crews find girls looking for Pokemon in rough seas

Published 28/07/2016 | 11:21

The girls were in rough seas near Hastings Pier
The girls were in rough seas near Hastings Pier

Emergency crews who were called out after three girls were spotted standing in the sea found they were playing Pokemon Go, police said.

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Sussex Police received a call reporting concern for the girls, who were in rough seas near Hastings Pier, East Sussex, just before 9.30pm on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said: "Officers established that the girls were looking for Pokemon. They were advised not to go in to the water."

Meanwhile, Wellington College in Crowthorne, Berkshire, has put up signs telling players of the Nintendo game that its grounds are out of bounds, The Sun newspaper reported.

And in Plymouth, Devon, a foot passenger using the Torpoint Ferry was reportedly ejected after staying on the ferry for an extended period to catch Pokemon.

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