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2 men still missing after raft capsizes in Kern River

June 16, 2011 | 12:46 pm

Map: Shows location of Johnsondale in blue.

Two Southern California men are still missing after their raft capsized on the Kern River Monday evening near Johnsondale.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department said Scott Neacato, 22, of Los Angeles, and Minh Tu Quang, 25, of Westminster, were camping with friends in Ant Canyon when a small raft they had tied to a line across the river capsized, throwing Neacato and Quang into the water. Neither of the men were wearing life jackets at the time, and friends told authorities Quang does not know how to swim.

Search-and-rescue teams scoured the banks and water, but dangerous river conditions have limited their efforts. The search has since been scaled back, but officials said it will continue until both men are located.

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Map: Shows location of Johnsondale in blue.

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