Second East Gippsland drowning in three days
There has been another drowning in East Gippsland, this time a Bairnsdale man who was swimming at Paynesville.
The 45-year-old man was with his wife and family in waters off Sunset Drive at around 4.45 this afternoon, when he got into difficulty.
The man was pulled from the water and attempts were made to resuscitate him. However he died at the scene.
The death follows another drowning three days ago, just a short distance away at Forge Creek.
A woman got into trouble after trying to save her child in Lake Victoria.
When she got into trouble she was pulled from the water by family and friends but was unable to be revived.