One of two hikers missing in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County since Easter Sunday was found alive Wednesday night, authorities said.
Nicholas Cendoya, 19, was was being taken to a trauma center, authorities said. Search crews had not found his hiking partner, Kyndall Jack, 18, but were scouring the area.
Cendoya was "dehydrated and very confused," Lt. Jason Park of the Orange County Sheriff's Department told The Times. Cendoya was found about half a mile from where the two had parked their vehicle.
"We're confident that we will find Kyndall," Park said.
The Costa Mesa residents have been the subject of intense search efforts by officials and volunteers on the ground and in the air.