UPDATE: Man pulled from Kern River by county search and rescue crews

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — County rescue crews withstood some unfavorable conditions to pull a man out of the Kern River Sunday afternoon.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the area off Highway 178 just after 4 p.m. for a report of man in the river who got pinned between two rocks.

The man was eventually pulled out of the water by a Kern County Fire Department helicopter and its crew. The department said they were hindered by fast moving rapids, trees that limited the helicopter’s movement and a slippery victim.

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