Palmdale hiker found safe after going missing in Angeles National Forest

A man from Palmdale who went missing while hiking in the Angeles National Forest has been found safe and is in good condition, according to authorities.

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- 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 and hopes that other avid hikers might recognize that area and call them with information.