[UPDATED with Rescuers Put in Harm's Way:] Kyndall Jack and Nicholas Cendoya Saved

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See Update No. 7 on page 3 about a recently concluded press conference giving a complete overview of the latest events in Trabuco Canyon.

See Update Nos. 3-6 on page 2 about the man being found alive, the search resuming for the woman,
Kyndall Jack being found and airlifted out and how it all happened..

See Update Nos. 1- 2 on the next page about a search party page being set up on Facebook and the sheriff's department warning amateur searchers to have a plan.


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Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, have been missing since last night.
ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 1, 2:22 P.M.: Nicholas Cendoya and Kyndall Jack went hiking at Trabuco Canyon before the Orange County Sheriff's Department was called Sunday night about the missing Costa Mesa pair. Deputies contacted them but their cell phone battery died when they estimated to be about a mile from the vehicle that brought them to the canyon. No one's heard from them since.

Deputies tried to reach the pair by foot but were unsuccessful, and an initial request for assistance from the air had to be denied due to low clouds, according to the sheriff's department.

Air support has since been deployed as has a bloodhound, according to deputies, who ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two to call 714.647.7000.

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UPDATE NO. 1, APRIL 2, 3:34 P.M.: A page called "Costa Mesa Search Party" has been set up on Facebook to hopefully help find and pass along information about Nicholas Cendoya and Kyndall Jack, who are still missing in the Cleveland National Forest.

"Any help from our CMHS family would be greatly appreciated," reads the page description, a reference to Costa Mesa High School, which is part of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Incidentally, the school district today released a statement disclosing Kyndall Jack's mother, Dawn, is a Corona del Mar High School employee.

After hiking together in Holy Jim Canyon, the teens texted around 8:30 p.m. Sunday they were lost but the battery on their cell phone went dead and the sheriff's department was unable to get a "ping" off it to determine the pair's location.

The missing teens indicated they believed they were about a mile from their vehicle, which has since been located by ground searchers. Besides law enforcement and civilians on foot, the search is relying on aircraft, bloodhounds and equestrian teams.

UPDATE NO. 2, APRIL 2, 5:29 P.M.: Responding to an "outpouring of community support" to help in the search for the two teen hikers, the Orange County Sheriff's Department is warning anyone venturing into Cleveland National Forest to have a plan first.

"When hiking in wilderness areas, be prepared for the unexpected," reads a statement from the agency. "Tell family and friends what your plans are and provide a list of who will be going with you. Wear appropriate shoes, bring plenty of water and food, have a map/compass/GPS, fully charge your mobile phone, pack a whistle and a flashlight."

Deputies direct those seeking more information on how to prepare for a hike to visit the Center for Disease Control's website: http://www.cdc.gov/family/camping/.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nicholas Cendoya and Kyndall Jack is urged to call the sheriff's department at 714.647.7000. Anonymous tips can be left via 855-TIP-OCCS or at www.occrimestoppers.org

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Transparency
Transparency

And here you go people, Meth was found in Cendoya's car.  He failed to mention how Jesus gave him the meth though.


Transparency
Transparency

Vegandawg23, are you Jessica Hayes?

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Search-and-Rescue-Costs--Who-Pays-202237181.html

"My name is Jessica Hayes, I am a junior at San Diego State University and friends of both of the lost hikers. I set up the gofundme page personally, last night before this article was published. I heard that there was a possibility of them having to pay for the bills, and I took action, and set the goal as an estimate for all costs included. And in my opinion I did a pretty good job, I estimated helicopter costs at $2,100 an hour! Even if they don't have to pay for the search and rescue fees, I know that hospital bills alone can easily be "outrageous". For instance I was on a medication in the hospital that cost $10,000 a dose, I was on it twice a day for a month! How is that for outrageous?! I know this is an extreme example, but you never know what other people are going through. And it being the fact that you have no association with either of these families, you should really refrain from assuming. Regardless of what the family has to pay for, even if it's just the medical bills, we want to help. THEIR being lost has already taught all of Costa Mesa and I'm hoping even more people a lesson."


Transparency
Transparency

Vegandawg23, are you Jessica Hayes?

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Search-and-Rescue-Costs--Who-Pays-202237181.html

"My name is Jessica Hayes, I am a junior at San Diego State University and friends of both of the lost hikers. I set up the gofundme page personally, last night before this article was published. I heard that there was a possibility of them having to pay for the bills, and I took action, and set the goal as an estimate for all costs included. And in my opinion I did a pretty good job, I estimated helicopter costs at $2,100 an hour! Even if they don't have to pay for the search and rescue fees, I know that hospital bills alone can easily be "outrageous". For instance I was on a medication in the hospital that cost $10,000 a dose, I was on it twice a day for a month! How is that for outrageous?! I know this is an extreme example, but you never know what other people are going through. And it being the fact that you have no association with either of these families, you should really refrain from assuming. Regardless of what the family has to pay for, even if it's just the medical bills, we want to help. THEIR being lost has already taught all of Costa Mesa and I'm hoping even more people a lesson."


Transparency
Transparency

 Vegandawg23, are you Jessica Hayes?

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Search-and-Rescue-Costs--Who-Pays-202237181.html

"My name is Jessica Hayes, I am a junior at San Diego State University and friends of both of the lost hikers. I set up the gofundme page personally, last night before this article was published. I heard that there was a possibility of them having to pay for the bills, and I took action, and set the goal as an estimate for all costs included. And in my opinion I did a pretty good job, I estimated helicopter costs at $2,100 an hour! Even if they don't have to pay for the search and rescue fees, I know that hospital bills alone can easily be "outrageous". For instance I was on a medication in the hospital that cost $10,000 a dose, I was on it twice a day for a month! How is that for outrageous?! I know this is an extreme example, but you never know what other people are going through. And it being the fact that you have no association with either of these families, you should really refrain from assuming. Regardless of what the family has to pay for, even if it's just the medical bills, we want to help. THEIR being lost has already taught all of Costa Mesa and I'm hoping even more people a lesson."

Veganidiot23
Veganidiot23

Oh, dude...everyone should not be so judgmental...toke toke, cough cough. My friends were just up in the mountains on drugs having fun...dude, mellow. Everyone should give them money so they can continue to buy drugs and have fun, dude...don't judge. Cough Cough, toke toke.

Remember, Noone should have to go into debt for having too much fun....dude, mellow...drugs are awesome.


vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Apparently they charge you all kinds of money to get rescued even though we pay these freeloading government worker's salaries in the first place. Here's a link to donate to their expenses. Noone should have to go into debt for having too much fun.

http://www.gofundme.com/2jr6eo?pc=fb_cr

Logic
Logic

VEGIEDOG23, The Block at Orange, what? What self respecting adult would even go there sober. 

You may find out one day, that when you grow up and have to contribute to the real world and work, you won't do drugs anymore.

Otherwise Vegie, I have a thriving business to attend to and make lots of money. Do you need a job dawg?


Logic
Logic

VEGANDAWG23 is involved with one of the drug taking offenders of the lost and found. 

Apparently, one is a "Libtard" (such an original slam) if they question these idiots motives.

So VEGIEDOG23, I suggest that you go align your Chakras or at least go Feng your Shui.

inchblue
inchblue

So kids were hallucinating on first night, Sunday night, from dehydration though they had three water bottles with them.  Don't let the word out on the street that mild dehydration causes severe hallucinations.

How did Nick end up running around north side of canyon while Kyndall was found on south side of canyon.  If they were together on one side, then one would have had to run clear down to the canyon floor, crossed the road, crossed the stream, and run way the heck up the other side. 

inchblue
inchblue

Does Lt. Park care to elaborate and give more specifics as to who first heard Kyndall Park, at what time, and to whom it was reported.  

Why was the helicopter not sent to the area until well after 9:30 a.m. when the volunteer search member texted out at 8:28 a.m. and OC Sheriff had report by 9:00 a.m. of female voice heard in area.  Sheriff rescue worker Jim was send down from chopper to volunteer although he refused to believe volunteer for maybe an hour or so until Kyndall woke back up and started yelling again.  

911 call records are being requested as I type and detailed records will be obtained via FOIA request unless Lt. Park cares to disclose them publicly now.


KarmaKat
KarmaKat

vegiedog23...Get over yourself. You have to be Nick, Kyndall or one of their friends. 

"One minute you're drunk and on drugs and the next minute you realize you have no idea where you are or how you got there." That's why you go to the movies or Dizznyland.....right.

That has to be the most laughable quote of the week though. I digress, we are all glad that a mountain lion didn't eat them and they are back home, safe with their families; truly.

Next time, I suggest Yosemite and a ball of string.


vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Bottom line for all you judgemental dorks. It's just something that happens sometimes. One minute you're drunk and on drugs and the next minute you realize you have no idea where you are or how you got there. I'm sure it's happened to most people posting comments so get off your high horse and be thankful these kids were found before some mountain lion ate them.

WonderingWanderer
WonderingWanderer

That's right Nicholas, Jesus gave you the ecstasy to go party in the trees; Ergo, Jesus made you wander in the wilderness for 4 nights and 5 days.

Jesus doesn't understand how you lost your shoes or your nubile companion?

DoyleHarcavy
DoyleHarcavy

Yas, yas . . . two plucky teens rescued . . . very inspiring. When he was found, the boy gave all the credit to Jesus, his imaginary friend in the sky, when he should have been thanking a large posse of sheriff's deputies, firemen, and volunteers -- one of whom was badly injured trying to rescue him. I suppose Jesus wasn't on the side of the injured rescuer. Yeah, Jesus is weird that way.

metalmot
metalmot

How do you get lost for 3 days when you can walk to the beach in 1?


If there isn't hallucinogenics involved, they shouldn't be left alone without adult supervision.

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

How about an update on the seriously injured deputy who was trying to rescue her?  Or are LEO's lesser humans and unworthy of coverage?

949girl
949girl topcommenter

From what I've heard from someone who knows her dad is that she has had a problem with ecstasy.  This definitely sounds like a drug trip gone bad.

LongDongLittleWong
LongDongLittleWong

I heard they were on drugs probably acid or shrooms. I've been out there with my friends on shrooms and never got lost.  They must of been some rookies. Talk about a bad trip.

logic
logic

I hope e a toxicology report is preformed on these two idiots. One has to walk in 3 feet circles to get lost. Something is very fish here.

jhfjsdfgd
jhfjsdfgd

@Transparency Your stupid as fuck. They deserved to die. Their interviews were absurd. How is no one calling them out on this... They were on drugs. Period.

Logic
Logic

@vegandawg23 You have to be kidding me, who would pay for these two drugged out miscreants. Player went up to the mountains to score on ecstasy, Player can fund himself.

It's apparent that you are either one of the two lost and found idiots or one of their friends.

"Noone should have to go into debt for having too much fun."...yeah, we should fund their drug use. Get a life.

Logic
Logic

@chezvern I think Vegandawg23 was involved in "Ostrichapalooza"...Vegie?

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Logic Guess they started paying people to post gibberish on the internet. Based on your postings on this article I can see you do well. Like Margaret Thatcher said about power "Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't" describes your "thriving business" im sure.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Logic You sound like a fun person to have at a party. Question motives? Motives for what? What motives do you need to want to be in the forest when you're tripping? Where do you like to trip? The block at Orange? Not only are you a moron you don't even have drugs to blame. You're just a moron for no particular reason aren't you. 

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@inchblue You need to mind your own business. What they were or weren't on is none of your concern. Just like it's none of your concern if people carry weapons or want to have fires on the beach. Libtards like yourself need to get a life and stop worrying about what others do. 

showtimedr
showtimedr

@vegandawg23 Listen up you retard,If you are going to stumble around high do it at your parent's basement. A deputy nearly died trying to rescue these walking tragedies.

6 hours to climb a mountain? Puff puff.

Btw I don't trust people who don't eat meat. I bet you are getting excited for that 4/20 party at your smoky house huh bro?

WonderingWanderer
WonderingWanderer

@DoyleHarcavy Exactly. Jesus was involved in their getting lost, then he was ultimately responsible for them being found.

Ergo, Jesus tested these two ecstasy wielding teens in the wilderness for 5 days and 4 nights. 

Remember all, Jesus hates the Yankees!

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@elvagotrago We won't be told anything about that person until they are pinning a medal on him/her.

sophiasmom2006
sophiasmom2006

@logic just like the cops who couldn't find them for days, even though they had pings :-/  bunch idiots all over that area!

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@logic Why? There some law against hiking while tripping on shrooms? Guess only sober stranded people should be rescued? What's wrong with you? Oh noes people are having fun, let me judge them. 

Transparency
Transparency

 jhfjsdfgd...did it occur to you and your reading comprehension skills that my comment was directed at Vegandawg23? No, I didn't think so.  Do you see the quotations around the posted verbiage? That's means I am quoting verbatim what Jessica Hayes posted in the cited news source.

So then jhfjsdfgd...who's the stupid fuck?...take a bow brother.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Logic @vegandawg23 Also noone's suggesting that anyone's drug use gets funded. What needs to change is public employees charging the public for public services when we already pay taxes to pay for their salaries. I'm not surprised that someone with an ironic name of logic has trouble comprehending that. 

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Logic @vegandawg23 X doesn't cause hallucinations. Keep posting. You are just further showing your ignorance. 

Logic
Logic

@vegandawg23 @Logic Gibberish, you're an idiot vegiedog23. 

"Noone should have to go into debt for having too much fun."...yeah right, we should have to pick up the tab for theses two idiots drugs and stupidity.

Ironic you pull a Thatcher quote. Being Irish, Thatcher was a C#nt, not a lady.

I can still offer you a job to help pay for these two miscreants idiocy if you like; I will start you off at $15 hr.  Otherwise, at least change your bong water.



Logic
Logic

@vegandawg23 You entertain me Vegiedog23. You make assumptions about people on this post because because they think you and your two lost friends are idiots.

Clearly you are a young, uneducated little clueless arse who is more concerned about "tripn" than anything else.

So, before you tell everyone what a libtard and moron they are, why don't you take another dose and kill the cells you have left; otherwise, someone peed in your mom.


sophiasmom2006
sophiasmom2006

@vegandawg23 @inchblue none of his concern?? he could of been a searcher for all you know.  You should really STFU b/c you make the rest of us responsible, recreational fun users look bad, unintelligent, and disrespectful (in fact...you and logic are in the same boat IMO...just different ends of the spectrum).  I get what you are saying, it is fine to have fun and not just "straight" people should be rescued w/ out question.  They weren't doing anything illegal (b/c i don't believe it's illegal to consume drugs---just to buy, sell, drive while on, or have on you lol seriously)---yo're point just isn't coming across well.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@WonderingWanderer @DoyleHarcavy And loves Chivas USA!

Logic
Logic

@vegandawg23 @logic This isn't about "tripn on shrooms" if that's what they were doing. A searcher was seriously injured trying to find them. 

I and many others have all had our days of fun in this area, but if you're going to be idiotic enough to take a hallucinogen unprepared in this area and then put others lives at risk, then you need to be held accountable. 

So then, before you say "what's wrong with you", why don't you grow up and think about this logically; at least stop drinking your bong water.

And yes vegandawg23, people are judged by their actions everyday...you better get used to it. Or do you reserve the right to just judge yourself and then get mad when one does it to you.

Logic
Logic

@vegandawg23  Guilty of being ignorant of drugs and their ill effects. I think we are all aware of the side effects of "Vegandawg23" 

That said, The cost of rescue operations varies wildly depending on the scenario. Who ultimately pays depends on what agencies are involved in the rescue, where it takes place and the circumstances that put the victim into harm's way to begin with. 

BTW, a grade school education would have taught you that there is a space between "no one"...what's a noone's?

sophiasmom2006
sophiasmom2006

@Logic i guess that's why i get my panties in a bunch over this, i live 1/4 mile from a state park where someone falling off a cliff or canyon is a weekly thing for rescuers.  EVERYONE is off trail when they fall or they wouldn't have fallen......to me---it doesn't matter if one is sober or not....going off trail is idiotic---what made you do it is a different story lol 

sophiasmom2006
sophiasmom2006

@vegandawg23 @sophiasmom2006 @inchblue  i get your point, i was agreeing with that part.  It was the way you stated your points, they were not coming across great and you made everyone else who has "tripped" in the woods look like an idiot---which they are not.

Logic
Logic

@sophiasmom2006 

Sophiasmom2006, you are right, my humble apologies. I'm only trying to convey that if one does an idiotic thing on drugs, posters on this wall shouldn't be told to mind their own business as vegandawg is doing. The argument of "it's not illegal to do drugs in the forest" is asinine, and then complain about it because these two lost and found idiots have to pay back money.

Again, my apologies Sophiasmom.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@sophiasmom2006 @vegandawg23 @inchblue YOU'RE the one with logic problems. "He could have been a searcher." Well he volunteered for that or is getting paid well by the state to do that. It's either something he chose to do or it's his job. And either way what would a searcher care if someone was on drugs or just went crazy for a while. What difference does it make? The rest of my points you covered. It's not illegal or wrong to be on drugs in the forest. Did you even get your grade 10? 

sophiasmom2006
sophiasmom2006

@Logic @sophiasmom2006 @vegandawg23 @inchblue  funny stuff right there.   So sorry I made a typing error, not a grammar error.  I forgot a "u"...the world must end lol  You should have caught my first mistake---could of---which is never acceptable.  I should have wrote could have.  It happens, I'm not an uptight grammar nazi trolling my way through the internet :-/     I also never said you do drugs, maybe your reading comprehension skills need a little tune-up.  I was stating that your ignorance is the same as vegans.  Which you just proved---thanks!

Logic
Logic

@sophiasmom2006 @vegandawg23 @inchblueSophiasmom2006...I never said I do drugs, I do not. But the fact that you can't spell "your"correctly and use an apostrophe as in "you are", tells one everything that he needs to know in addition to your failed reading comprehension skills.

Logic
Logic

@sophiasmom2006 @vegandawg23 @inchblue 

Sophiasmom2006...I never said I do drugs, I do not. But the fact that you can't spell "your"correctly and use an apostrophe as in "you are", tells one everything that he needs to know in addition to your failed reading comprehension skills.

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