FOUR teenagers had to be rescued from Box mines after they went looking for Pokemon Go characters and got lost.

As Pokemon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players hunt Pokemon that appear on their smartphones is taking the world by storm, four teenagers went a step too far in trying to catch them all.

After the adventurous teenagers realised they were lost in the caves between Box and Corsham they contacted the fire service, who used keys to open closed doors in the mines before leading them to safety.

Station Manager Damien Bence, who attended the incident, said: "Four young people were rescued from the Box mines at Hawthorn after they had gone in looking for Pokemon.

“Our teams led them to safety with the assistance of a keyholder at the site.

“We would advise anyone thinking about going into the Box mines not to, unless they know exactly what they are doing and have a map and an experienced guide with them."

Fire crews from Corsham, Chippenham and Trowbridge attended the incident after the call was made at 5pm.

No Pokemon were found.

  • Creators Niantic warn that Pokémon may not always be in a safe place. Pokémon Go can be downloaded from the Google Play store or Apple's App Store.