Man Drowns Trying To Catch Squirtle On Pokemon Go App

MIAMI – A 21 year old man was found dead after authorities received calls of a body found in a pool.

According to reports, Jorge Hernandez, a 21 year old man from Miami, went missing for several hours before police found his body in the pool of his neighbor’s home. Kayla Rivas, placed the call to 911 after she had discovered the body floating face down in her pool.

“Jorge was a nice guy. He would come over often and we would watch Naruto together and talk about other Anime. When the Pokemon Go app became available for iPhone, he text me immediately because he was excited about it,” said Rivas.

At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, Rivas had received a text message from Hernandez reading that he had an alert on the Pokemon Go app that a Squirtle was in her backyard. He asked her if he could go into her yard to try and catch the Pokemon. Rivas gave him permission to go into her yard but reminded him to be careful around the pool area because he didn’t know how to swim. Unfortunately, their iMessage conversation regarding the Pokemon Go app would be their last together.

“I was at Starbucks getting coffee for me and Jorge. When he text me, I was excited that he had found Squirtle so I had no problems with him going to catch it in my backyard. We texted each other for about 4 or 5 minutes and then he stopped sending me messages. I thought he was busy trying to catch Squirtle. I didn’t know that he was going to die in the process. I can’t believe it,” said Rivas to authorities.

Rivas got back to her home at about 10:45 a.m. when she discovered Hernandez’s body in her pool. She immediately called 911 and then attempted to resuscitate him until emergency services arrived. When EMS and police arrived at her home, Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

“From our initial observation, it appears Hernandez slipped on the side of the pool and fell in. Given the fact that Hernandez was unable to swim, he more than likely panicked resulting in the drowning death,” said Officer Franco.