No need to check your eyesight, you're seeing it correctly: a swarm of rubber duck floats filled the Kern River earlier this week at Hart Park.

Miley Reyes, 11, celebrated her sister Gabriela's 14th birthday with friends and family by having a rubber duck raft trip as a way to stay cool despite temperatures hitting triple-digits. The remainder of the week is expected to see temperatures reach 100 degrees consistently, including Friday and Saturday each forecasted for 107.

The Kern River is a place many turn to in order to beat the heat, but safety is essential. Visitors should check river and stream conditions before heading out and always let someone know where they're going and when they'll return. A life jacket should be worn for all river activities, and families should keep a close watch on children, even if they're not near water.

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