Man airlifted to safety from raging Kern River

A man who was stranded on a rock in the middle of the raging Kern River, in Kern County, Calif., is airlifted to safety Monday, July 16, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A man has been rescued from the raging Kern River in southern California.

Emergency crews used a helicopter to airlift the man Monday evening from a rock in the middle of the river, about a mile east of the mouth of the canyon.

The man didn't appear to be injured when he got to shore.


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