Search and rescue crews from the Bakersfield Fire Department, Kern County Rangers and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office retrieved a man’s body and rescued a woman in the Kern River Sunday afternoon.
First responders received a call at about 2 p.m. about a man who was reported lost in the river near the Lake Ming Campgrounds. Simultaneously, another report was made near the soccer park at Hart Park that a woman was lost in the river
The man was later found dead by crews near Hart Park on River Road east of Elk Road. The woman was rescued safely.