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Drowning on Port Phillip Bay

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Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after the body of a man was located in waters off Eastern Beach in Geelong this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the beach off Ritchie Boulevard about 4.35pm to reports of a missing swimmer.

An extensive search of the area was conducted and sadly a 29-year-old Epping man was located deceased.

A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

The Key message from Water Safety Victoria is –

Improve your safety around beaches, rivers, lakes and public or private swimming pools. Remember to:

  • be aware of the local water environment and weather conditions before entering the water
  • obey all water safety signs
  • don’t drink alcohol while recreating around water, or when supervising children
  • and make sure there’s someone looking out for you.

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