There are more accidents and mishaps that have occurred as the Pokemon Go craze has spread around the world. Two men fell off an ocean bluff and a player was stabbed in a park.
Pokemon Go popularity levels hit the roof as more and more players found themselves in uncharted territory. A few managed to harm themselves while in search of the ever-elusive Pokemon.
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The augmented reality game tends to let its players go on a wild goose chase of sorts. It is in this addictive quest that many of the players are likely to forget that it is just a game and not a matter of life and death.
In California, two men fell off an ocean bluff all the while playing the game. In Anaheim, a man was stabbed by a group of thugs in a park while he was playing Pokemon Go, according to LATimes.
These mishaps come at a time when the authorities are warning that the game is not all peaches and cream. There are very real consequences to losing oneself in the context of the game to the extent that you forget everything about your surroundings.
There have been attacks, all sorts of odd occurrences and even a car accident among the various complications that have resulted from the Pokemon Go craze.
Firefighters had to rescue the two men who fell off the ocean bluff on Wednesday. They were in their 20s and had literally become so involved in the game that they did not see what lay ahead of them. It was a case of catching the characters no matter what the price one had to pay.
One of the men fell almost 100 feet and was unconscious when the firefighters rescued him. The other one fell 50 feet. Both suffered from considerable injuries although their lives were not in danger once they were taken to the hospital and administered to by the paramedics.
People have to understand that it is just a simple game and not worth losing one’s life or limb over. In Anaheim, a man was in a park in the wee hours of the dawn when night became day.
He was attacked by a gang of ruffians. They stabbed him with knives several times. He was also hospitalized. It is a good thing that he didn’t lose his life. That would have been a real tragedy.
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The game Pokemon Go tends to make its players lose track of time and not focus on what lies right in front of them. This could prove problematic in some of the cases so extra care and precautionary measures are of the essence.