How a Photo Miraculously Helped Rescue a Missing Hiker in California

April 15, 2021

A California hiker who went missing in the Los Angeles National Forest was saved thanks to a savvy stranger sitting at home on his computer. Rene Compean was reported missing in the San Gabriel mountains about 6 p.m. Monday by a friend who got a text from him saying he was lost and that his cell phone was dying. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s department sent out a call for help on Facebook. Benjamin Kuo saw the photo and then alerted rescuers that he believed he knew where the missing hiker may be.

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