Five people, including a 1 1/2 year old, were rescued Friday after they were thrown from their raft in the Kern River, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.
At 6:30 p.m., the sheriff’s department was notified about the victims, who were not wearing life vests. According to the sheriff’s department, they were all able to make their way to shore, but not able to cross back to the campground side of the river because of the high flow.
The Kern County search and rescue team, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and CalFire responded and were able to transport the group back to the other side safely. One person received a cut to her chin, and was treated at the scene.