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2nd Missing Hiker Found After 4 Days Stranded in Trabuco Canyon

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Officials in Orange County are reporting they have located 18-year-old Kyndall Jack, one of two hikers who went missing during a hike Sunday in the rugged terrain of Orange County's Trabuco Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest.Jack's friend and hiking partner, 19-year-old Nicholas Cendoya, was found Wednesday night.

It is not clear how the two became separated.

Today, Cendoya is reportedly in serious but stable condition, and is suffering from extreme dehydration. He was initially very disoriented when he was found; when asked if he knew where he was he told rescuers "Newport Beach," according to a live report on ABC-7.

At around 11 a.m. Thursday, rescuers responded to a call of a woman in distress. Within about an hour it was confirmed that was Jack.

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Jack's current condition is being assessed, and she is expected to be lifted out of the Canyon soon.

12:08 PM: Jack has been airlifted out of the canyon and is en route to an area hospital.

Previously:
1 Of 2 Missing Hikers Found 'Severely Dehydrated And Disoriented'
Hikers Still Lost In National Forest After Easter Sunday Outing
Teen Hikers Still Missing in Cleveland National Forest