Body found in Kern River near Sandy Flat Campground identified

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 17:15:14-04

UPDATE (08/21 2:04 p.m.): The Kern County Sheriff's coroner released the name of the man who's body was found in the Kern River near Sandy Flat campground on July 22, 2017.

Guadencio Perez was reported missing near his Sandy Flat campsite on July 4, 2017. His cause of death was determined to be drowning and his manner of death was an accident. 


The Kern County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team found a body in the Kern River near Sandy Flat Campground on Saturday morning.

Search and Rescue says the adult male was found at about 9:58 a.m. about a mile downriver from Sandy Flat Campground, not far from Lake Isabella.

Rescue crews were searching for a subject who went missing in the river at the campground on July 4, but the identity of the body has not been confirmed.