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Lives lost to Kern River in 2017 ties all-time record set in 1985

15 lives lost to Kern River in 2017
Posted: 3:08 PM, May 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-18 22:08:17Z

On May 25th at 10 a.m. the sign on Highway 178 at the mouth of the canyon will be updated to reflect the number of lives lost in the Kern River in 2017. 

15 people lost their lives in 2017, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The number of lives lost to the Kern River in 2017 tied an all-time record set back in 1985. 

Representatives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit will be on hand answering any questions and providing advice to the citizens of Kern County regarding safety.