California

11-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Kern River

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“Kern River” by Brian is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Search crews have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl who apparently drowned at a Central California campground.

The Kern County sheriff's office says searchers found the body Saturday where it had lodged against a rock underwater in the Kern River.

The girl went missing Friday while swimming at a campground in the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County.

About a dozen people have drowned in the Kern River since spring. Authorities warn that record snows have many California rivers running colder and harder than usual.

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