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Reseda man dies in apparent drowning at Castaic Lake

July 19, 2011 |  9:55 am

Photo: Boaters at Castaic Lake. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times A 28-year-old Reseda man died after disappearing into the water at Castaic Lake, authorities said Tuesday.

Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Parks Bureau responded to a report of a person drowning at 6:47 p.m. Sunday at the reservoir north of Santa Clarita.

Witnesses said the victim had suddenly disappeared under the water.

Lifeguards found the victim after dive operations and an aerial search. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man isn't being identified until his family in Mexico is notified of his death, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s office.

Sheriff’s officials say there is no evidence the man had been injured before disappearing under the water or had been drinking alcohol. An autopsy is pending.

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Photo: Boaters at Castaic Lake. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

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