Woman dies and five other swimmers rescued after being swept off the rocks in Melbourne

Woman dies and five other swimmers are rescued after being swept off the rocks at a picturesque bay south of Melbourne

  • A woman has drowned and five others rescued after being swept off the rocks
  • Emergency personnel were called to the scene at Bushrangers Bay in Victoria
  • Another elderly man drowned at a nearby beach and was unable to be revived

A woman has died after being swept off the rocks at a popular beach in Victoria, while five other swimmers were rescued.

Victorian Police believe a group was swept off the dangerous rocks at Bushrangers Bay at the base of the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, around 3:30pm on Wednesday.

Emergency personnel (pictured) were called to Bushrangers Bay after a woman drowned on Monday afternoon

A woman drowned after being swept off the rocks at Bushrangers bay, south of Melbourne (Pictured: Bushrangers Bay)

A woman drowned after being swept off the rocks at Bushrangers bay, south of Melbourne (Pictured: Bushrangers Bay)

Two onlookers entered the water in a brave effort to save the group while a Westpac rescue helicopter, Air Ambulance, Police Air Wing and the Water Police were all dispatched to the scene.

Police said that all involved were recovered from the water, including the deceased woman.

Emergency personnel dispatched to the scene included a Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Air Ambulance (pictured), Police Air Wing and the Water Police

Emergency personnel dispatched to the scene included a Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Air Ambulance (pictured), Police Air Wing and the Water Police

The condition of the four people taken to hospital for treatment is unknown and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

In a separate incident, an 80-year-old man has died after drowning at Rye front beach in south Melbourne at around 4pm Monday afternoon.

The man was unable to be revived when personnel arrived at Tootgarook on Pt Nepean Road, 25 minutes from Bushrangers Bay.

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