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Third drowning death on Victorian beaches in 48 hours

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A man has drowned while diving with a friend at Cape Schank on Christmas Day.

He got into trouble about 6.30pm yesterday, his body was later pulled from rocks by a rescue helicopter.

The tragedy comes a day after a father, 45, and son, 20, from Cranbourne East, drowned in treacherous conditions at a Phillip Island beach.

LifeSaving Victoria CEO Nigel Taylor told Kate and Craig conditions can change very quickly and people should always err on the side of caution.

“We’re asking people to plan their trip before they leave home, if they need information about beaches, we have a website, beachsafe.org.au which has information about all our popular swimming beaches or you can download our app,” Nigel said.

“We expect that we’ll have very large crowds on our beaches over the next few days, that swim at our patrolled sites.

“And if you’re in any way, uncertain, if you get to the beach and decide you’re not feeling that confident, then it’s not a bad day for the local pool.”

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Image: Google Maps (Cape Schank)

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