Teen Girl Dies After Falling Into Kern River

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A teenage girl who fell into Kern River did not survive, authorities said.

The 14-year-old tumbled into the rushing water and was swept away Saturday afternoon near Hart Park just north of Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.

A search and rescue team with help from a helicopter crew located the girl a short time later.

Rescuers performed CPR and rushed the teen to a hospital, where she was declared dead.

She was not immediately identified.