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2nd missing hiker found in Cleveland National Forest

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers say a young woman lost in the rugged Southern California wilderness for five days was so exhausted and disoriented that it was unlikely she could have survived much more than another day.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Jim Moss says Kyndall Jack was having difficulty breathing when she was found Thursday.

Although the 18-year-old had been able to lead rescuers to her location by shouting to them, she didn't know the day of the week or how she had gotten to a rocky outcropping halfway up a steep ravine.

Jack and her 19-year-old friend Nicolas Cendoya got lost in the Cleveland National Forest during a day hike on Sunday.

Cendoya was found in similar condition on Wednesday.

Both are expected to survive.

This is a STORY UPDATE. For an earlier story, read below.

ORANGE (CBS 8/ CNS) - One of two hikers missing for three days in the Orange County wilderness was found alive Wednesday night, but there was still no sign of his companion. 

Nicholas Cendoya was found by another hiker in Trabuco Canyon after becoming lost on a hike on Easter Sunday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department announced, and the search continued for his companion Kyndall Jack.

Cendoya was taken to a hospital and is receiving medical treatment, said Gail Krause, public relations manager of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Search and rescue crews reportedly received a tip that at least one of the young hikers may have been spotted, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

About 40 official rescue workers searched for Cendoya and Jack on Wednesday, Orange County sheriff's Lt. Jason Park said. Many other volunteers joined that search, including two who became lost and had to be tracked down, Park said.

Cendoya, 19, and Jack, 18, of Costa Mesa called authorities about 8:25 p.m. Sunday to say they were lost, Krause said.

Soon after they contacted authorities, the cell phone's battery wore down, Krause said.

Sheriff's Lt. Erin Giudice said authorities could not get an accurate GPS "ping" from the phone to pinpoint the hikers' location.

San Diego Sheriff's Department sent four Search and Rescue Team members and three Mountain Rescue team members to assist with the search.

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