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Crews recover man's body out of Kern River Saturday evening

River rescue underway in Keyesville
Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 23:28:11-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 35-year-old man has died after being swept away by currents in the Kern River at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kern County park rangers, search and rescue, and fire department teams assisted in the effort, which started near Miracle Hot Springs.

A short time later, a KCFD helicopter located the man's body down river, according to KCSO.

The man was pronounced dead on scene.

Shortly before 7 p.m., crews responded to another possible rescue mission at Hart Park, where a man was swept away by currents.

In this incident, the man, who was wearing a life vest, was eventually able to make his way out of the water, KCSO confirms.