A man found in a canal in Bakersfield earlier this month was determined to have died from an accidental drowning, according to a Kern County coroner's office report.

Armando Montoya Jr., 31, of Bakersfield, was found Jan. 3 in a Kern Delta Water District Canal in the 6600 block of South H Street. It is unknown when the drowning occurred.

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What if the man jumped into the canal to commit suicide? That would not be an accidental drowning.

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