BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office officials on the scene at Hart Park told 17 News they are recovering a body as of 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Monday, a man went missing in the Kern River to which KCSO Search and Rescue responded. KCSO confirmed this was the same incident.

Family had reported that the man had gone unconscious while swimming in the river at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department. BFD told 17 News, family members tried to pull him out but could not.

As of 8:45 p.m. the Kern County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue took over, according to BFD. The search was suspended Monday night due to the darkness and safety reasons, according to officials. The body was recovered near the area the missing person was reported.

Officials will release the identity at a later date.

This is the sixth Kern River death so far this year.