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Car full of teenagers drive into lake as driver and passengers play Pokemon Go

By Mason White 12:03 PM August 14, 2016
The car 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police in Ohio, were called to rescue teenagers who nearly drowned while playing Pokemon Go.

Celina Police officers responded to a call of a car on the rocks and partially in the water in the Celina Boat Basin.

When officers arrived, they found a 2008 Honda sedan stuck on the rocks on the west side of the Basin, commonly referred to as the Hot Water Hole.

Throughout the investigation, officers found that the three teenagers, all males including the driver, were playing Pokemon Go on their cellphones.

While playing the game, the driver, who was identified as 16-year-old Lincoln James Eichler, turned off of Lakeshore Dr. and into the parking area near the boat ramps.

He was attempting to turn around when he drove onto the rocks and partially into the water before coming to a stop, police said.

The three occupants escaped without injury, leaving the car teetering on the rocks.

The driver was cited for failure to control and for using an electronic device while driving.