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California Teen Hikers Update: Kyndall Jack second to be rescued from Trabuco Canyon, report says

Nicholas Cendoya (left) and Kyndall Jack CBS Los Angeles

Nicholas Cendoya (left) and Kyndall Jack
CBS Los Angeles

(CBS) TRABUCO CANYON - Search crews Thursday rescued Kyndall Jack, an 18-year-old hiker who had been missing since Easter Sunday,  near a waterfall in Trabuco Canyon, in eastern Orange County, Calif., CBS Los Angeles reports.

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Jack had gone on a hike with 19-year-old Nicholas Cendoya, who was rescued Wednesday night from a rugged ravine near Holy Jim Falls, Orange County Fire officials said.

Crews heard a distressed voice Thursday morning and were able to locate Jack, according to CBS Los Angeles. The station's helicopter was overhead as Jack was hoisted into a Sheriff's helicopter that will take her to a local hospital, the station reports.

Cendoya, who is recovering from dehydration and disorientation in the intensive care unit at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, told doctors that he and Jack became separated as they hiked on Sunday night.

Cendoya and Jack had been missing since 8:30 p.m. Sunday when they called Orange County Sheriff's deputies for help finding their way back to their car.

Their cell phones lost power before authorities were able to pinpoint an accurate GPS location.

After losing contact, deputies began looking on the ground, in the air and on horseback for the hikers in the area below Saddleback Peak and in Trabuco Canyon.

Authorities resumed their search for Jack at daybreak Thursday using dogs and 100 trained searchers lowered into the rugged terrain by helicopter.

Cendoya and Jack, both of Costa Mesa, are students at Cal State Fullerton.

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  • Crimesider Staff

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