The Orange County Sheriff’s Department held a news conference today at 2 pm to announce that the two hikers who had gone missing in Orange County’s Trabuco Canyon, Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, of Costa Mesa, have been found, with assistance from several agencies including the Orange County Fire Authority.
“Jack was found today clinging to the side of a steep cliff and shouting for help, authorities said,” according to ABC News.
“Rescuers on Thursday used three airships and dogs to search in that area for Jack,” according to CNN.
Officials said she was about half a mile from where she and a friend, Nicholas Cendoya, parked their car.
“Jack appeared to be dehydrated, but was responsive, according to officials. One of the volunteer reserve deputies in the search fell and suffered a head injury,” according to KTLA.
Reporters at the press conference were provide an update and a debrief of the search and rescue operations.
The press conference was held at the OCFA Fire Station located at 1830942 Trabuco Canyon Road, in Trabuco Canyon.