Transcript for Missing Teen Hiker Found Clinging to Cliff
We'll move on to the latest on the dramatic rescue and the end of a frantic search for two teenage hikers who went missing in a california forest last weekend. The second hiker, kyndall jack was found barely alive thursday and helicoptered out of a steep ravine. Both hikers are now safe and abc's abbie boudreau has the story. Reporter:18-year-old kyndall jack seen here clinging for life on this rock moments before rescue workers rappelled from a helicopter carrying her to safety. She's alive and she's conscious and she's being transported to the hospital. Reporter: For five days the search for two missing costa mesa teenage hikers intensifying from land to air. But there were few clues. They don't have any water. I'm sure they don't have heavy jackets or anything. Reporter: Police say 19-year-old nicholas cendoya and his friend, kyndall jack, went for a hike on sunday in this southern california canyon. But got lost, ran out of water and their cell phone died. A desperate race against the clock until wednesday night. A huge break. A hiker discovering zen in this dense brush dehydrated and confused but alive. The way we found nick was not because we saw him, not because he saw us, because where we were and one in a million chance echoed the right way. orter: DISORIENTED, Cendoya unable to give police a precise location for his hiking partner. Time running out, then thursday morning, the break officials had been hoping for. A cry for help from the distance. Screaming, yelling across the canyon, can you see me, yes, i see you and I could not see her yet because she was on top of a rock behind a bush. orter: JACK WAS ONLY A Half mile from where they left the car, barefoot and clinging to a cliffside ledge no big he than a yoga mat. Was going in and out of consciousness. Reporter: She is recovering in the hospital finally reunited with her parents and not a moment too soon, robin. Police are telling us these two teens are truly lucky to be alive. Robin. I bet they are. Abbie, thank you so much. I can't help but remember the dad saying not going to give up. Thanks.
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