Wasco man dies after being found unresponsive in Kern River

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A Wasco man died on June 13 after being found unresponsive in the Kern River at the Upper Richbar Picnic Area.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said 38-year-old Jorge Alberto Rojas Romero was seen swimming in the river and was later found unresponsive. Despite life-saving efforts from first responders, Romero was pronounced dead at the scene.

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