Authorities Searching for Lost O.C. Hikers

Costa Mesa residents Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, called the Orange County Sheriff's Department asking for help Sunday after getting lost in Trabuco Canyon. As of Monday at 2 p.m., they had not been located.

Authorities are searching for a man and woman who got lost while hiking in Trabuco Canyon, the Orange County Sheriff's Department reported Monday.

Costa Mesa residents Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, called the Sheriff's Department from a cellphone at about 8:25 p.m. Sunday. Soon after making the call for help, their cellphone battery died and contact was lost.

The hikers believed they were about one mile from their vehicle, but initial attempts to find them by deputies on foot were unsuccessful, authorities reported.

The search remains underway with deputies, a sheriff's helicopter and bloodhound currently as the scene.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cendoya and Jack are asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000.

Joker Joe April 02, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Sounds phony to me. Just follow the trail, duhhh!
OC mom of boys April 03, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Wow You Are Very Insensitive. It Was Night, They Are Not From Here. There Are People And Authorities Searching For Them Out Here. They Are Teens. You Must Have Forgotten Whats Its Like To Be A Teen. They Arent Experienced In Life! Hopefully They Grow Up To Respect Humanity And Not Make Comments Like The One Above.
Joker Joe April 03, 2013 at 03:48 PM
OC mom The report is they are one mile from their car. You don't have to be a Boy Scout. You went hiking on a trail. Follow the yellow brick road. The searchers are on horseback, helicopter, hiking, using dogs, etc. By the way it is now DAYLIGHT.
Warren Chu April 04, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Always carry the 10 Essentials of Hiking: 1. Flashlight 2. Map 3. Compass 4. Whistle 5. Extra water 6. Extra food 7. Extra clothes 8. First aid kit 9. Pocket knife 10. Fire starter kit - matches and candle


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