Taxpayers Likely to Foot $160K Bill for OC Hiker Rescue - NBC Southern California

    Taxpayers Likely to Foot $160K Bill for OC Hiker Rescue

    The Costa Mesa teens who went missing in Trabuco Canyon could be responsible for the $160,000 it cost Orange County officials to find them. Dozens of deputies and firefighters searched around the clock for the hiking duo. Nicholas Cendoya, 19, said he didn't want his parents to be burdened with the cost, but if it came to it, he would help out. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on April 30, 2013. (Published Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013) The Costa Mesa teens who went missing in Trabuco Canyon could be responsible for the $160,000 it cost Orange County officials to find them. See More