AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He and his brother had gone on a hike, and the two decided to swim in the reservoir, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Dana Camarillo. During the swim, Meza became distressed, though it was not immediately clear why, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. John Hocking. The younger brother was able to swim to safety, but Meza was not, Camarillo said. Two emergency service detail divers dropped into the reservoir from a helicopter and pulled Meza’s body out of nine feet of water after 10 minutes of searching, she said. Meza was pronounced dead at the scene, Camarillo said. “Nine feet’s not too terribly deep, but it’s deep enough,” Jonsen said. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – A young Palmdale man drowned while swimming during a family picnic at the Little Rock Reservoir, authorities said. Lazaro Meza, 20, was pronounced dead just after 6 p.m. Friday by paramedics after he was pulled by divers from the water of the reservoir, authorities said. The reservoir is located in the Angeles National Forest. Meza was on a picnic with his mother and 7-year-old brother, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Jonsen of the Palmdale station. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!