Thursday, April 04, 2013

Kyndall Jack Rescued!

Kyndall Jack, the second missing hiker, was rescued just before noon today and is being flown to UCI Medical Center for treatment of her injured foot and general dehydration.

A rescue worker is also being evacuated after suffering a head injury during the search.

Great news for Costa Mesa.  Kudos to ALL the rescue workers who participated in this dramatic event.  A press conference is scheduled for approximately 2:00 p.m. today.



Blogger Mike H. said...

Truly amazing work. Congratulations to all who helped in the rescue. Get well soon and, please, no going out after curfew!

4/04/2013 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Thank God!

One time my son was missing for about 6 hours. I can't fully describe that feeling in words, even now.

4/04/2013 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous GOOD JOB said...

Hundreds of people came together to make this happen. These kids would not have survived without the selfless donation of time, money and hard work that was given by both civilians and public safety specialist like the Costa Mesa police officer pilots who volunteered their off duty time to help.
A special thanks to Peter Adderton who volunteered his helicopter to assist without regard for the expense involved to do that for as long as it took.
This is what public safety is all about. The professionals and the non-professionals that step up to help... I salute you all!

4/04/2013 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Greg Diamond said...

Tell us more about Peter Adderton and his helicopter. That's an aspect of this drama about which I hadn't heard. I'm glad to hear that he did so -- and saddened if his doing so was actually necessary to counter a lack of rescue equipment otherwise available.

4/05/2013 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Adderton is a Newport Beach resident - Google his name for his story - who attempted to help rescue the A.B.L.E. program from the scrap heap by proposing a public/private partnership. It was ignored. He owns a helicopter similar to those flown by A.B.L.E. and frequently employes former A.B.L.E. pilots. He's a low-key guy with a HUGE heart who uses his helicopter for many charitable causes. He volunteered his machine and some of the former A.B.L.E. pilots volunteered their time to provide whatever air support the search effort needed. It's my understanding taht there was no shortage of equipment available, but Adderton's helicopter and the expertise of the pilots was useful during the search. There'a a great photo floating around showing pilot Rob Dimel - a Costa Mesa police officer - topping off the tank of the LA Sheriff's helicopter just before it launched to rescue Kyndall Jack.

4/05/2013 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

I wish we could make public a "THANK YOU" to Peter Adderton for his contribution in this search and rescue. Greg has a good point. I'd be curious to know if it made up for a lack of equipment on our part.

4/06/2013 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Robert Hartfield said...

Did Riggy and Mensy join the search or was it too far from Newport?

4/06/2013 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous thanks 4 playing said...

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Genis said she would go after the environmental analysis was completed. Leece got lost hiking out of her gated community.

The frogs stayed home unconvinced the search had anything to do with anti growth.

4/06/2013 05:14:00 PM  

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