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(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) — A teenage girl who has been lost in a California canyon since Sunday was found Thursday clinging to the side of a steep cliff and shouting for help, authorities said.

Kyndall Jack, 18, was located a day after her male companion, Nicholas Cendoya, had been found wandering and disoriented in Cleveland National Forest.

Rescue crews repelled to rescue Jack and she was airlifted to University of California — Irvine hospital, where was being treated for severe dehydration, authorities said.

“The most important thing is that she has been found and Nicholas has been found and they are well,” siad Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jason Park.

Kyndall and Cendoya disappeared Easter Sunday while hiking near Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

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