The search for a missing teen hiker in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County stretched into another day Thursday, but not without some good news the night before.
Nicholas Cendoya, 19, was found alive Wednesday night, about a half-mile from where he and Kyndall Jack, 18, parked their car on Easter Sunday. Cendoya was "disoriented and confused," Lt. Jason Park of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said, and was taken to a trauma center for treatment.
Meanwhile, the search for Jack continued, and crews mapped out their strategy before daybreak Thursday. Searchers remained on the ground until late Wednesday, and authorities used a helicopter with infrared technology before fog rolled in.
"We're confident that we will find Kyndall," Park said.
For days, scores of investigators on horseback, in helicopters and guided by bloodhounds have combed the rugged hills of south Orange County while an army of volunteers trudged into the wilderness to find the two teen hikers.