Friends Track iPhone to Find Missing College Student

Jimmy Hubert was found severely injured next to some train tracks after two days
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2015 6:20 PM CDT
Friends Track iPhone to Find Missing College Student

A couple of tenacious women armed with the Find My iPhone app tracked down their severely injured friend Sunday, two days after he disappeared following a sorority party at Georgia Tech, WSB Atlanta reports. According to ABC News, it was extremely fortunate 24-year-old Jimmy Hubert accidentally left the party with his date's phone in his pocket. His friends Emma Jeffery and Alexandra Vanderlinde used the app installed by his date to track Hubert to a desolate stretch along some train tracks, WSB reports. That's where they found him face down in a ditch and barely conscious. "[Hubert's rescue] is all credited to our students not giving up on their friend,” ABC quotes Georgia Tech's chief of police during a press conference Monday.

ABC reports Hubert was found with broken ribs and vertebrae, a punctured lung, and cerebral hemorrhaging. According to WSB, authorities don't suspect foul play, but his friends claim Hubert told them he was beaten by a group of homeless men after he left the party. NBC News reports they also admit he said he was hit by a train, but they think he was confused when he said that. According to WSB, Hubert's mother posted on Facebook that he was mugged. NBC reports Hubert was missing his shoes, wallet, and both phones when he was found. Police have yet to be able to interview Hubert because of the extent of his injuries. (More Find My iPhone stories.)

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