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Girl, 14, dies after falling into Southern California river

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 14:08:44-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A teenage girl who fell into Southern California’s Kern River did not survive, authorities said.

The 14-year-old tumbled into the rushing water and was swept away Saturday afternoon near Hart Park just north of Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.

A search and rescue team with help from a helicopter crew located the girl a short time later.

Rescuers performed CPR and rushed the teen to a hospital, where she was declared dead, KBAK-TV reported.

She was not immediately identified.