Kern Search and Rescue Combing Kern River for Missing Juvenile

Kern Search and Rescue Combing Kern River for Missing Juvenile

UPDATE: Kern Search and Rescue have located the body of a juvenile.

The full release can be seen below:

A juvenile was found in the Kern River yesterday at approximately 12:30 p.m., about 200-300 yards downstream from where a boy went missing in Keysville last Saturday April 2, 2022. KCSO Air Support Unit was searching for the missing juvenile and alerted Kern Valley Search and Rescue to the location of a possible body. The body was recovered at about 6:20 p.m. The coroner took custody of the deceased juvenile. The identity will be released by the Coroner at a later date pending identification.


A young boy is missing after falling into the Kern River Saturday afternoon. According to KCSO, the child along with several other juveniles was swimming without a life vest south of Keyesville around 2:18 p.m. The boy then slipped and the adult supervising the group was unable to rescue him. At this time, this is not a body recovery effort.

Kern Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lori Meza says Search and Rescue is working in the early morning and evenings to search for the child.

Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO.