Search crews recount dramatic Calif. hiker rescue

April 5, 2013 • National News

Los Angeles County Sheriff Reserve members: Fred Wenzel, Montrose Search and Rescue team, left, and L.A. County Search and Rescue Reserve, Deputy, Doug Cramoline comment on the first minutes of the rescue of a missing young woman at the Trabuco Canyon Road command center in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Thursday, April 4, 2013. They were both part of a team first to reach a young woman missing in a Southern California forest since setting out on a Sunday hike was rescued from a rocky ledge on a steep slope Thursday, authorities said. Crews had ramped up efforts to find Jack after her companion was discovered dehydrated and disoriented the night before. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Two hikers were recovering from dehydration and minor injuries in Southern California hospitals on Friday after a grueling, four-day hunt for the lost teens met a happy ending, authorities said.

Nicolas Cendoya, who was rescued late Wednesday after being spotted by hikers, was in serious but stable condition at Mission Login to read more

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