One Dead in Kern River, Another Missing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Kern County authorities say the Kern River remains very dangerous even though water levels have declined somewhat.

The Sheriff’s Office says a search is continuing Monday for a 32-year-old man who reportedly fell into the river near the mouth of the Kern River Canyon late Saturday afternoon and was swept downstream.

Earlier Saturday, the body of a 31-year-old Los Angeles man was recovered by searchers after it was spotted floating in the river near Keyesville. He’s been identified as Xavier Americo Jovel Aguilar