Kern County Sheriff's Office investigating man's body found Oildale canal

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a body found in a canal in Oildale, Friday afternoon. 

Deputies said they were called out to the canal at Monanche Drive and Decatur Street around 3 p.m. 

Officials said the man was deceased when they arrived. They described him as a white man.

23ABC spoke to neighbors who said they believe the man lived close to the canal and was possibly in his 50's. 

The family of the man is believed to have been at the scene while Sheriff's deputies investigated what had happened.

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