National News

Girl drowns while trying to rescue her brother

PHOTO: © Shutterstock.com
Girl drowns while trying to rescue her brother

A 13-year-old girl has died while trying to save her brother in rough surf condition at a Victorian beach on Thursday night.

The girl and her 11-year-old brother were going for a swim at Williamsons Beach near Wonthaggi when the boy got into trouble at about 8pm.

Police believe the girl and her father ran into the surf to help him, pulling him from the water with only minor injuries.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT


The girl then got into trouble and was pulled unresponsive from the water.

The family, police and paramedics tried to revive the her for more than hour but she died on the sand.

The boy was taken to the Monash Medical Centre with minor injuries.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

National News

More in National News

PHOTO: Highway Patrol Images (CC BY 2.0)

Man assaults police after being caught drink-driving twice in 4 hours

Jaydan DuckJune 25, 2016 1:06 pm
Police officer

Fears for girl missing from Toowoomba

Rachel JungeJune 25, 2016 7:53 am
PHOTO: © elenaburn / Shutterstock.com

What does Britain leaving the EU actually mean to us?

Rachel JungeJune 25, 2016 6:33 am
Orange, NSW PHOTO: NSW Police Force / Facebook

PHOTOS | Winter wonderland down under as icy blast hits Australia

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 5:47 pm
The scene of the armed hold up in Brisbane PHOTO: Twitter / Sarah Greenhalgh ‏@GreenhalghSarah

Police race to reports of shots fired in heist at Brisbane jewellers

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 4:45 pm
police

Senior police officer arrested in Victoria and charged with rape

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 4:09 pm
PHOTO: Highway Patrol Images (CC BY 2.0)

Paramedics race to reports of double stabbing on Sydney street

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 3:44 pm
PHOTO: Highway Patrol Images (CC BY 2.0)

Seven men charged over million dollar drug bust near Nimbin

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 3:25 pm
PHOTO: Highway Patrol Images (CC BY 2.0)

Police seek witnesses to serious two car crash in Sydney’s west

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 2:27 pm
Marijuana

Cops allegedly find house full of cannabis plants in Newcastle raid

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 2:02 pm
Police lights

Man in hospital after shooting south-west of Sydney

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 1:09 pm
Police Tape

Elderly man dies after being found injured on Sydney nature strip

Jaydan DuckJune 24, 2016 1:02 pm