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Rescue crews searching for man who went missing in the Kern River near Cow Flat

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 23:44:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Rescue crews are searching for a 50-year-old Hispanic man who went missing in the Kern River Saturday night.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, the man went into the river at about 7 p.m. near the Cow Flat area, a location about halfway between Bakersfield and Kernville.

The man was last scene wearing a black shirt and blue pants, according to KCSO.

Crews will be halting the search once daylight becomes an issue and continue the search in the morning hours, according to KCSO.

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