Pokemon Go game goes awry in Encinitas

Two males were transported to Scripps La Jolla Trauma Center with moderate injuries on July 13 after Encinitas lifeguards saw one them fall off of the beachside bluff around E. Street.

Just after 1 p.m., a couple of emergency response vehicles from Encinitas Fire and AMR arrived to find one male on the beach and another on the bluff below E Street. The fall patient was treated, while the second male was extricated to the top of the bluff using ropes and harnesses.

According to sheriff deputies, the two patients were playing the cell phone video game Pokemon Go and went over the side trying to claim “prizes.”

Fire department personnel also had to cut a portion of the nearby fence to gain access to the patients.