Two teenagers die at Victorian beaches since Christmas Day
Two teenagers have died at Victorian beaches since Christmas Day after a 17-year-old boy was pulled from the water in Melbourne’s south-east on Monday evening.
The beach at Mordialloc where a teenager died after being pulled unresponsive from the water on Boxing Day.Credit:Nine
Emergency services, including police and Live Saving Victoria in helicopters, searched Mordialloc beach after the Pakenham teenager was reported missing about 4pm on Boxing Day.
A boy was found unresponsive and was pulled from the water. Emergency workers tried to revive the teenager, but he died at the scene, Victoria Police said.
The boy’s death comes after a St Albans teenager died at a beach near Lorne on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road on Christmas Day.
Another man also died on Boxing Day after being pulled unresponsive from the water at Lake Hume near Albury in Victoria’s north-east.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, is thought to have suffered a medical episode when he entered the water to chase his dog at Kookaburra Point in Ebden just before 3pm on Monday, Victoria Police said.
Surf lifesavers in the water at Mordialloc, where a Pakenham teenager died on Monday.Credit:Nine
In the earlier incident on Christmas Day, a 19-year-old was seen with two other young men body surfing at the mouth of Cumberland River, south of Lorne, an unpatrolled beach, moments before one got into difficultly about 6pm.
Two of the men tried to help, but all three ended up struggling in the water. The trio made it to shore before collapsing, police said.
Bystanders, an off-duty doctor, surf lifesavers and police performed CPR and first aid before paramedics arrived, but one teenager died at the scene.
The other two men were taken to hospital.
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