Go players spark mud safety scare on Brean beach
warning has been issued to fans of smartphone app game Pokemon
Go not to put themselves in danger on beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea
area after two youngsters were spotted wading through beach mud
beach warden had to call the two teenage girls back from knee-deep
mud as they waded half a mile out across the mudflats to hunt
for the game's virtual monsters.
were certainly putting themselves at risk as they struggled through
the mud while holding up their mobile phones," beach warden
Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
called them back up the beach using the truck's loud speaker system
and they explained the game they'd been playing."
gave them safety advice and would urge other players not to put
themselves in danger on the mudflats. The tide comes in quickly
and people can easily get into difficulty - it's not worth the
Go was launched last week and involves players searching for digital
creatures in real-life locations.
its launch, its popularity has prompted a series of safety warnings
amid reports of players finding themselves in dangerous situations
across the UK.