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KCSO searching for man who went missing in Kern River Saturday

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 18:04:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 36-year-old man who went missing in the Kern River Saturday.

According to KCSO, the man went missing at around 12:29 p.m. around the 24-mile marker of the river. KCSO said deputies were sent out to the area on Saturday and conducted a search of the area.

KCSO said at the time of his disappearance the man was not wearing a life-vest.

Search and Rescue went back out Monday morning with a helicopter but was still unable to locate him.

The department said the team plans to continue the search either Tuesday or Wednesday.

This is a developing story.