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Woman searching for Pokemon gets stuck in tree


By Brett Rosner

CLARKSBORO, N.J. — We’ve heard of firemen rescuing cats stuck in trees – but crews in New Jersey had a new problem on their hands:  A woman stuck in a tree because she was hunting Pokemon.

The “Pokemon Go” app has only been around for a couple of weeks, but it has gotten people in trouble, from crashing into parked police cars, to finding dead bodies, to players being stabbedand now this.

The East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue posted photos on their Facebook page of the rescue Tuesday. The department says its crew was dispatched to a cemetery for a “Pokemon stuck in a tree, along with the person who was chasing it.”

The firemen set up an extension ladder and helped the woman down to safety.

It may seem like common sense, but the fire department had words of wisdom to those who are playing the app.

“For all those out there playing ‘Pokemon Go,’ take heed of all of the warnings and be careful not to put yourself into bad situations. Think about what you are doing and where you are going before you actually do it.”


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