​App Finds Missing Student Injured Ne mar Railroad Ditch After Beating

App Finds Missing Student
Author: John LesterBy:
Staff Reporter
Oct. 21, 2015

An iPhone app finds a missing student who was injured near a railroad ditch in Atlanta. A man was found injured but alive by friends using a smartphone, according to ABC News.

James “Jimmy” Hubert, a senior studying aerospace engineering, went missing after a sorority semi-formal function near campus in Atlanta, where he was last seen about 11 p.m. on Friday, said Georgia Tech Police Chief Robert Connolly in a news release.

iPhone app finds missing student.

iPhone app finds missing student.

Friends searched for him all weekend before using the app that found the missing student. They even starting a Twitter account, #bringjimmyhome, and asking people to call his friends or police if they knew where he was, officials said.

His friends eventually figured out that Hubert’s date had left her cellphone in his pocket, friend Emma Jeffrey told WSB-TV in Atlanta. Using a cellphone app to track the phone’s location, they found the missing student lying in a ditch near some railroad tracks early Monday morning, about 7 miles from campus and a few blocks from a commuter rail station.

He was found bruised and disoriented with his clothing torn, she told the media, adding that he said he was beaten by a group of men.

The Twitter account for the student shows him in an Atlanta hospital bed with an oxygen mask, making a “thumbs up” gesture.

“Thanks go to the students for not giving up on their friend,” Connolly said in the release.

Due to Hubert’s injuries, investigators have not yet been able to interview him, said Atlanta police public information officer Warren Pickard, “but it remains an active investigation.”

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