Missing Georgia Tech student Jimmy Hubert was found injured but alive thanks to iPhone’s Find My App software. The 24-year old aerospace engineering student and Phi Delta Theta fraternity brother went missing on Friday and was not found until the following Monday morning laying face-down and severely beaten along railroad tracks in Atlanta.
According to police, it looks like he was attacked, mugged and left for dead. "He's in ICU with broken vertebrae, broken ribs, broken scapula, punctured lung, blood on the brain, paralyzed left side (Hopefully temporary). He's in a lot of pain and on morphine resting,” said his mother Diane Hubert from the hospital.
A friend who found him, told NBC affiliate WXIA that Hubert’s date had left her phone in Hubert's pocket which help them to locate the missing student—via the Find My iPhone app—nearly seven miles away from the party along the train tracks.
According to the report, neither Hubert’s or his date’s phone were found on his person, but the Find My iPhone app placed them several hundred yards away from where they discovered him.
While this event is horrifying, it could have ended up much worse. Thanks to the Find My iPhone App, friends were able to find Jimmy and get him the help he needed. But not everyone has an iPhone. Nor an app that works like Hubert’s date’s.
Our world is a dangerous place and people go missing all the time. Technology is helping to make it easier to find them, but what can someone do if they go missing along with their phone and nobody knows how to find them?
Many people today are turning to cell phone spy apps to help keep track of loved ones, but a lot of them are barking up the wrong tree. While everyone wants to use the best spy cell phone tracker software they can get, many are looking for a worry free spy apps for cell phones. And those without iPhones keep looking for a free cell phone spy app for android, but are coming up empty-handed. The fact is, that if you want a reliable mobile spy app that tracks a device via GPS, you’re going to have to pay for it … but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. An app like Auto Forward is a top-notch spy cell phone tracker that allow you to follow and pinpoint a device’s location within fifty feet of its location. In addition, they also allow you check the call logs, texts, SMS messages and more of the user’s phone to see if foul play has been committed or not.
You, your friends, your loved ones … you only get one life. Keeping track of that life—those lives—and keeping safe should be your number one priority. I’m sure that Jimmy Hubert’s parents and loved ones feel the same.