Two Canadian brothers accidentally crossed the US-Canada border while playing the popular game Pokemon Go on their phones made an illegal border crossing this week from Canada into the United States in a remote part of Montana, US Customs and Border Patrol said.
The US Border Patrol agents encountered the boys walking southbound from the Canadian area of Alberta, into Montana, while playing Pokemon Go, the Department of Homeland Security’s US Customs and Border Protection agency said in a statement. Border Patrol agents quickly determined that the boys were unaware they had crossed the border, the statement said.
“Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were. They crossed the international border inadvertently, but agents were able to reunite them with their mother,” public affairs officer Michael Rappold was quoted as saying.
The two were reunited with their mothers at a nearby border patrol station, the agency said. The game has been an unexpected success from Spain to Australia, doubling Nintendo’s value since the game’s launch in the United States earlier this month.
The recently released Pokemon Go game has been a rage on social media, and has become very popular. In the game, players need to go to different places to catch magical mystical creatures called Pokemons.