Articles Tagged With ‘Kern River’

Increase in Kern River drownings due to heavy flows

The number of confirmed deaths on the Kern River this season has jumped 75 percent from the eight drownings recorded last year, and more than triple the five lives lost in 2009. [The Bakersfield Californian] This year’s heavy winter and... (Continue reading)

Missing Arroyo Grande man last seen on Kern River

Derrick Robert Rush, 28, of Arroyo Grande fell off an inner tube into the Kern River Friday and was not seen again. [Fresno] Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies continued searching for Rush after friends reported not seeing him surface when... (Continue reading)

Unusually swift river currents, inexperience lead to Kern River drownings

As summer vacationers and warmer temperatures increase, river enthusiasts are being warned to use extreme caution in and around the Kern River. Two bodies were retrieved and several rescues made last weekend as rescue crews battled raging waters from a... (Continue reading)