Man Gets Stuck in Mud Pit While Playing Pokemon Go at Night

COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old man had to be rescued after he became stuck in waist-deep mud while playing Pokemon Go at night in the woods behind his upstate New York home.

Police say the man was playing the virtual creature-hunting game on his cellphone around 2 a.m. Sunday when he wandered into thick woods behind his home in Coeymans (KWEE’-mihnz), just south of Albany.

Officials he became trapped in a mud pit up to his waist and couldn’t get out. He used his phone to call 911 emergency dispatchers, who guided an officer to his location by pinging the man’s phone and the officer’s.

The man’s name hasn’t been released.

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