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L.A. Now Live: Hikers found dazed, injured but alive in canyon

April 05, 2013

The two hikers missing for days in Orange County's Trabuco Canyon were eventually found not far from each other, each about half a mile from where they had parked their car.

Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss with Times reporter Kate Mather how the hikers survived and were eventually found.

"From the map's perspective, it appears they were pretty close," Orange County Sheriff's Lt. John Park told reporters Thursday afternoon.

Nicolas Cendoya, 19, was found the night before off a gravel road that had been traversed by rescue crews and volunteers who had come to join in the search. Kyndall Jack, 18, was found in a steep ravine Thursday morning, after a rescue crew heard her screams.

Park said Thursday that crews had scoured the area since the pair went missing Sunday, but he described rugged, hilly terrain that made the search more difficult.

When Cendoya was found, crews had to cut through "extremely high brush" to reach him, Park said, and even when they were about 10 feet away "they still couldn't see him."

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