UPDATE: Officials find body of man reported to have jumped into canal at Mill Creek Park

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UPDATE: Bakersfield Police officials confirm after ongoing searches, the man’s body was found in the canal near 17th Street on Wednesday. His identity is pending release by the coroner and the investigation into his death is ongoing.

Anyone with information on his death is encouraged to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield emergency crews are at Mill Creek Park searching for a man reported to have jumped into the canal.

Police said they received a report of a Black male who jumped into the canal from the 19th Street side of the park at around 8:20 p.m. Police and Bakersfield fire crews arrived and began a search. Nothing has been found.

A police department spokesperson said the water level at the canal may have to be lowered to help locate the reported missing person.

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