BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The sheriff’s office said a man’s body was recovered from the Kern River after he was swept away Sunday.
The sheriff’s office said deputies were called at around 11:30 a.m. to the river along Highway 178 between mile markers 23 and 24 for a report of juveniles in distress on a rock. Deputies arrived and learned a 40-year-old man was swept away by the water.
The juveniles reported on the rock were safe, but the man’s body was later found and recovered by search and rescue teams, a spokesperson said.
The man will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time.
We will update this story as we learn more information.