Rescuers are continuing the search this morning for a man who was apparently swept away in the Kern River late Sunday afternoon.
The man was with a group of friends who were jumping off a rock about 20 to 30 feet above the water, said Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt. Friends told rescuers the man resurfaced and appeared to be unconscious, and they weren't able to get to him before the current carried him away.
The man's name hasn't been released. He's described as Hispanic and 19 years old.
The area where the apparent drowning occurred is about three miles east of the mouth of the Kern River Canyon.