Hiker Kyndall Jack Endured Injuries, Wild Hallucinations — Stefan Chase Reports
“I was injured here and and take a look at my leg,” Kyndall Jack tells reporters.
After 4 days of being lost in the rugged hills of Trabuco Canyon – Kyndall Jack knows she’s lucky to have survived!
“I gave up hope,” Kyndall says.
After Kyndall and her companion that day, Nicholas Cendoya , got lost on a hike.
A simple idea for a fun day in the Orange County Hills.
Ended in a desperate 911 call Easter Sunday night.
“Help… I don’t know if we can make it – we don’t have water.”
Kyndall screamed for help before their cell phone died.
Nicholas Cendoya tried to help authorities pinpoint the lost pair.
“We took a detour – we never made it up the falls. I can’t tell you high up, ma’am,” Cendoya told the 911 operator.
Not only were the adventurous teens lost at the time of the call – they were also struggling with dehydration.
And during her 4 day ordeal – Kyndall describes having hallucinations.
“I just felt things on the ground and I remember thinking I saw animals but they were just branches,” Kyndall says.
On the first night Jack and Cendoya spent lost in the wilderness – the two friends somehow became separated.
Wednesday night, Cendoya was found, but Jack remained missing.
After her amazing rescue the following morning – her time recovering at UCI Medial Center – until today – being released from the hospital – Kyndall is still trying to figure what was real and what may only have been her imagination.
“I remember my friends telling me to drink out of a cup and I thought it was the stems of the tree,” Kyndall tells reporters.
— Stefan Chase, KTLA News