The body of a person found by the Sheriff's Deputies in the Kern River Wednesday night is that of missing 19-year-old Roberto Dominguez III. The body was found in the same area where he went missing earlier this month.
The body could not be retrieved until Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.
Deputies tell 23ABC that the body is in an area too dangerous for them to get to tonight, but they will try again Thursday morning.
Dominguez, who has been missing in the Kern River since June 15th, is presumed to have drowned in the river.
On June 15 around 7:45 p.m. the Kern County Sheriff's Office was notified that Dominguez had been in the river with friends in the area of Stamp Mill and went missing after being separated from his friends.
Volunteers from the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team began searching for Dominguez. The search operation utilized foot searchers along the river from the road as well as the Sheriff's Air Unit.
After three days of searching for Dominguez, the search was scaled back until his body can be located. Searchers have responded each morning and afternoon conducting ground and visual searches in an attempt to locate him. The Air Unit has also conducted periodic flights to search for Dominguez.
No Search and Rescue volunteer members have been in the water because it is unsafe for them to enter the river. The search is scheduled to continue throughout the week.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office recommends that anytime you plan on going into the Kern River you wear an approved Personal Flotation Device, use caution and closely monitor children who are in or around the river.
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