KERN COUNTY, Calif. — The Kern River can be a very dangerous place to cool down. With strong undercurrents overpowering even the strongest swimmers.
County officials sent out a warning on social media today warning people that the Kern River is raging right now, with waters moving at high speeds and at extremely high levels.
EXTREME CAUTION! The #KernRiver is raging. Its waters are at extraordinary high levels and moving very fast. If you don't use your head, you can easily lose your life, or the life of someone you love. pic.twitter.com/FBR7bPb1Kd
— Ryan J. Alsop (@KernCAO) June 7, 2019
Officials say if you don't use your head you could lose your life or the life of someone that you love.