Dizzying Photos From The Dangerous Rescue Of A Missing Hiker

Kyndall Jack, an 18-year-old California woman, was found Thursday screaming and clinging to the side of a cliff.

1. On April 4, a Los Angeles County deputy rescued Kyndall Jack, an 18-year-old who had been missing for five days near Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

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2. The rescue team found Jack clinging to the face of a cliff. It was described as an almost-vertical canyon wall.

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3. They said they found her by following the sound of her screams.

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An undated handout photo of Jack.

4. Jack had been hiking with a friend, Nicholas Cendoya, in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County.

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An undated handout photos of Cendoya.

5. The hikers called for help on March 31, telling authorities they were lost. Cendoya was found by another hiker — less than a mile from his car — on April 3, but Jack was still missing.

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6. Friends of Jack and Cendoya — both Costa Mesa residents — held vigils for the missing pair.

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7. Officials said that when they found Jack, she was dehydrated and weak. “She wouldn’t have made it much longer,” said Deputy Jim Moss, the paramedic who rescued her.

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Jim Moss is far right. Speaking is Mike Leum, Assistant Director Reserve Chief, Los Angeles County Search and Rescue.

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