KCSO confirms a body was found in the Kern River at the mouth of the canyon along Highway 178 Friday afternoon.
KCSO officials said a kayaker discovered the body in the river and reported it to sheriff’s deputies. Officials said the kayaker made the discovery just after 3 p.m.
Search and rescue crews called off the search just before 6 p.m. due to darkness, but will resume Saturday morning.
Westbound lanes on Highway 178 will be shut down at around 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. for rescue crews and equipment to get down into the river.