Eagle-eyed good Samaritan helps find hiker using satellite imagery

A good Samaritan helped locate a lost hiker in California on Tuesday using satellite imagery and his careful eye for the terrain.

Rene Compean sent a photo of himself to a friend in the Mt. Waterman area Monday, telling him that he was lost and that his phone was about to die. The photo showed Compean’s legs as he sat over the edge of a cliff.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office sent a tweet Tuesday asking for help from hikers who might be able to identify the location.

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