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Woman Says Pokemon Go Is The Reason She Could Help A Boy In Distress

"I never would’ve been in the right place at the right time to see this little guy needed help.”

An Arizona woman was looking for Pokemon, but what she found was a little boy in a lot of trouble.

Jeanette Warner was playing Pokemon Go on Sunday with her granddaughter at Sports Park in Buckeye when she first saw a pair of teen boys pestering a younger boy.

She didn’t take action initially, but when she returned to the park later she saw that the little boy was struggling.

“I noticed that the younger boy was on the ground and one of the older boys was standing over him and yelling,” she told ABC-15.

She said they were making the boy run sprints and not letting him drink.

Warner said that the boys got on their bikes and rode across the street. When they reached a dirt lot, the younger boy collapsed and the teens left the scene.

Warner called 911.

Jeanette Warner describes how she searched for Pokemon in the park, only to find a boy in distress.
Jeanette Warner describes how she searched for Pokemon in the park, only to find a boy in distress.

The temperature was in the triple digits, and Warner says she normally wouldn’t be outside in such heat.

“There is no way that I would have been here without this funny little game,” Warner told the ABC station.

Pokemon Go tasks players with catching Pokemon using an app on their phones.

Emergency workers said the 12-year-old boy showed signs of heat stroke. He was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

“Everything happens for a reason,” Warner told AZ Family. “If it wasn’t for my son loading Pokémon on my phone, and me coming back to the park to reload the balls for my granddaughter, I never would’ve been in the right place at the right time to see this little guy needed help.”

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