UPDATE: Search and rescue crews locate body of man reported missing in Kern River near Miracle Hot Springs

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said search and rescue crews have located the body of a man who was reported missing Saturday evening in the Kern River near Miracle Hot Springs.

The sheriff’s office said it received a report just before 5:30 p.m. of a man entering the river and did not come out near the Hobo Campground area. The man was described as being a 35-year-old from the Los Angeles area, but was not wearing a life vest.

Park rangers, deputies, and the Kern County Fire Department took part in the search for the man and used a helicopter to search the water for him. Officials said the helicopter located the man’s body on river bank nearby. An exact location was not provided.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office will identify the man.

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