UPDATE: Car wash fundraisers being held today for 14-year-old girl who died after going into Kern River

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UPDATE (July 21): Two car washes are being held today to help cover funeral expenses for Precious Porter.

The first is being held from 3-5 p.m. at Watts Market, located at the 801 Watts Dr. The second is being held from 5-8 p.m. at 1007 E. Brundage Lane.

A GoFundMe page was also recently created to help pay for funeral expenses and has raised around $3,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATE: (July 19): A GoFundMe page was created to pay a local family’s funeral expenses for Precious Porter, a 14-year-old girl who died after she was pulled from the Kern River near Hart Park Saturday evening, according to family members.

To donate, click here.


UPDATE (8:40 p.m.): Officials said the 14-year-old girl died after she was pulled from the Kern River near Hart Park. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.


UPDATE (7:12 p.m.): Kern County Sheriff’s officials said a 14-year-old girl was located and taken out of the river by rescuers. She was given CPR and rushed to a nearby hospital. Her condition is unknown.

KCSO said searchers in a helicopter located the girl in the river. She was pulled out of the water by rescuers and was given medical aid.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said search and rescue crews are responding to a report of a 14-year-old who went missing Saturday evening in the Kern River.

Officials say they were called at around 6:15 p.m. after a report of the 14-year-old who went into the water but didn’t come out.

Rescue teams are in an area just east of Hart Park and are searching the river.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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