UPDATE June 28, 2017 8:00 p.m.:
This afternoon at about noon, the Kern County Sheriff's Office received a report of a distressed kayaker who had fallen off his kayak and was stranded on an island just downstream from Riverview Park in Kernville.
Volunteers from the Kern County Sheriff's Kern Valley search and rescue team responded and effected the rescue of the subject who was unharmed.
Then at about 5:00 this evening Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a report of three subjects who were stranded in the middle of the Kern River and unable to access the shore due to swift water currents.
Tulare County activated the mutual Aid System and requested the assistance of the Kern Valley search and rescue team.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office Kern Valley search and rescue team responded to Tulare County and effected the rescue of three young men from the river just downstream from McNally's Restaurant. No injuries to any of the subjects we're reported.
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: KCFD said a kayaker was stuck on an island in the Kern River. Search and rescue crews rescued the kayaker. No injuries reported.
Kern County Firefighters along with Kern County Search & Rescue are searching for a kayaker in the Kern River near Kernville.
Reports of a kakayer in the river came in just after 12:00 p.m.
We will bring more updates as they come into the newsroom.