The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has asked hikers with experience in the Mount Waterman area of the San Gabriel Mountains to help locate a missing hiker from Palmdale.
JOVANA LARA: The search continues for a man from Palmdale who disappeared while on a hike. The LA County Sheriff's Department search and rescue crews are looking near Angeles Crest Trail to find 45-year-old Rene Compean.
According to his roommate, Compean's car was found at the Buckhorn camping site.
The roommate says he received several text messages from Compean around 5:30 yesterday afternoon, saying he was lost and that his phone was dying.
Compean also managed to send a photo of his last known location. The Sheriff's Department is sharing this photo in hopes that other avid hikers might recognize that area and call them with information.