Three cars, body, quad bike found in Kern River

KEROPublished: December 4, 2017
Published: December 4, 2017

Over the weekend, the Kern River Canyon was shut down in both directions twice as crews worked to recover vehicles from the Kern River.  The Kern County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue crew shut down both lanes of Highway 178 on Saturday to recover a vehicle that they believed belonged to Lisa Harvey, 51, who was reported missing in April.  Officials closed the road for several hours and recovered the vehicle with a body seat belted in the front driver seat.Officer Robert Rodriguez with CHP said a corvette was found at Highway 178 and mile marker 22.5. Officials said no one was inside, but it was reported stolen. Search and Rescue assisted with recovering the vehicle.  Officer Rodriguez said a Toyota Tercel was also found in the river near Highway 178 and mile marker 21.5. Officials said no one was inside and Search and Rescue also assisted with recovering that vehicle as well.  Sergeant Bittle said a quad bike was also located in the river about a mile downstream from Harvey's car.

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