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Kern County coroner identifies 22-year-old from College Place, WA as body pulled from Kern River

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 14:37:11-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: The Kern County coroner has identified 22-year-old Michael Clark of College Place, Washington as the body pulled from the Kern River in Lake Isabella Sunday.

Officials have not listed a date for when Clark went into the river. A postmortem examination was performed but the cause and manner of death are still pending.


The Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a body in the Kern River about half a mile downstream from Keysville around 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Officials say KCSO's Search and Rescue team responded and recovered the body from the river. The victim’s identity will be pending from the coroner.

This is a developing story.