While looking for the character Pikachu of the popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go, a player from Davao City ended up rescue the life of a guy suffering from heatstroke.
A guy recognized as, Bon Vallite, 29 years old, said he was playing the newly released game, Pokemon Go at around 2:45 p.m. Saturday outside a hotel when he saw a man vomiting blood and seem to be not in a good condition.
“So it turned out, instead of finding my first Picachu character in Pokemon Go, I find a man looking for help while he was flimsy and later vomited blood,” Vallite said.
Vallite was from Lebak in Sultan Kudarat province and is now working as a computer consultant in Davao. He used to be a health worker so Vallite performed first aid procedures on this man, later identified as Dondie Mark Gadon from Tagum City.
"I gave him water, laid his back to the wall because he is bending downwards to breath comfortable as he keeps on vomiting and since I have bottled water with me, I put some to his face to normalize his pressure", Vallite said.
Vallite asked for help to a security guard nearby in calling emergency number 911. An ambulance came a few minutes later and Gadon was brought to the nearest hospital.
The hospital confirmed that Gadon suffered a heatstroke.
Pokemon Go, developed and published by Niantic, Inc., was launched in the Philippines Saturday.
In opening the game, players are cautioned to be aware of their surroundings at all times while using the application.
The MMDA has advised drivers upon playing the game while driving.