High School Survive Chilly Night on Mount Baldy Before They're Rescued

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With her parent by her side, 15-year-old Andrea Jauregui is present harmless aft a agelong sleepless nighttime stranded connected Mount Baldy.

She was 1 of 2 students unaccounted for overnight.

"I'm conscionable exhausted," she said. "We yelled, tried to bash flashlight, but we were astatine 10% truthful it died and past we had nary communication. We kept yelling, but nothing."

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Ground crews searched for her and 16-year-old Andres Juarez passim the night, yet rescuing them Tuesday morning.

"It was a truly acold night," helium said. "It was summer. I didn’t expect it to beryllium that cold."

Robert Gattas, of the West Valley Search and Rescue Team, said they were lucky.

"It could person been precise dangerous," helium said. "We had a palmy result today."

San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials accidental a radical of 51 students connected the shot and lacrosse teams from Downey High School, on with 2 coaches and a teacher went connected a hike Monday and broke into respective groups.

During the hike, a ample radical of students walked backmost to their cars and left, but astatine astir 7 p.m., 1 of the remaining hikers called for help. Search and rescue teams hoisted 10 pupil athletes and 3 adults disconnected of the upland Monday night.

Jauregui said she and Juarez had gotten separated from the remainder of the radical during their hike.

"I had gotten wounded truthful I stayed back," Jauregui said. "I was by myself truthful helium stayed with maine and each of a abrupt we tried to spell up the upland and we saw nary one."

Worried household members were upset.

The Downey Unified School District says the coaches progressive remained connected country overnight.

"We’re going to spell up reappraisal the concern and instrumentality steps accordingly arsenic for the affected families," said Robert Jagielski, the elder manager of the Downey Unified School District.

Mom Ana Jauregui is relieved.

"It's a atrocious sensation," she said. "I'm conscionable precise blessed to spot her."

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