Authorities say a body found in the dry bed of the Kern River has been identified as a man who was seen falling off a raft in the river in 2017.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office says scientific and dental examinations identified the man as 34-year-old Juan Torrez of Bakersfield.
Torrez was reported missing by family members on June 3, 2017. His remains were found in March.
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There were multiple fatalities in California rivers in 2017 when they became swollen with runoff from heavy winter snows.