Missing man's body found in Isabella Lake

Kern County search-and-rescue crews are on scene Sunday, July 8, 2018, after a man went missing in Isabella Lake in Kern County, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the body found in the morning is that of the missing man, Nicholas Davonte Smith.

The previous story is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A body has been found in Isabella Lake during a search for a man who went under over the weekend.

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Steve Williams said the body seems to match the man they’re looking for, but no identification has been confirmed.

Nicholas Smith, 25, of Los Angeles, was boating with his family and friends Saturday when he went into the water, began struggling and went under.

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