Man missing after jumping into Kern River near Keysville

Man missing after jumping into Kern River near Keysville

A 25-year-old man is missing after falling into the Kern River near Keysville but Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue was unable to locate the man after an extensive search Thursday.

Sheriff’s officials said the man went missing after jumping into the Kern River about 5 p.m. on Thursday. The man was camping in the area.

Volunteers from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit were on scene within minutes and were assisted in the search by personnel and air support from the Kern County Fire Department. Despite the coordinated and timely search, both from the ground and by air, searchers have been unable to locate the missing subject.

The search is being temporarily suspended for the night and will resume Friday morning.

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