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Kern County Sheriff's Office identifies man who drowned trying to save juvenile

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 23:26:29-04

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who jumped into the Kern River to save a juvenile that was in distress.

According to the KCSO, 36-year-old Marvin Leonel Sequen Sicajau jumped into the river on June 14th about 1 mile east of the Upper Rich Bar Day use area shortly after 2 p.m. He was found two days later.

His death was ruled as an accidental drowning.

23ABC confirmed that the juvenile was rescued from the river and is safe.