Second Missing California Hiker Found

Dehydrated but doing well


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An 18-year-old hiker lost in Trabuco Canyon since Sunday has been found and airlifted to a hospital. Kyndall Jack was found dehydrated and exhausted in Falls Canyon after a hiker heard her yelling for help Thursday. It took a rescue team 90 minutes to hoist her from a steep canyon wall. One rescuer fell 60 feet into the canyon during the process and also required an airlift.

Rescuers found her companion, 19-year-old Nicholas Cendoya, Wednesday night, just half a mile from the pair’s car. Both teens are expected to make a full recovery, though Jack is suffering from an arm injury in addition to low blood pressure, shortness of breath, and pain in both legs.

The pair had gone hiking Sunday on a popular moderate trail in the area. It is still unknown how they got separated.