Indian international student from Melbourne has drowned at Lake Bellfield in Victoria

Indian international student from Melbourne has drowned at Lake Bellfield in Victoria

Victoria Police said that the international student and his three friends were on a day trip to Lake Bellfield from Melbourne.

Victoria Police have confirmed that a man has drowned at Lake Bellfield near Grampians National Park on Wednesday noon.

The man who died due to drowning has been identified as a 26-year-old Indian national, local newspaper reported.

Sergeant Scott Olsen said the man was studying at a university in Melbourne.

Lake Bellfield

Police said the man and his three friends were on a day trip to Lake Bellfield and they were swimming at the Bellfield picnic area, when the drowning occurred.

His friends told the police that their friend was marginally swimming outside the designated swimming area.

“He got into trouble some distance from shore and couldn’t be dragged in by his friends,” he told The Stawell Times News.

Sergeant Olsen said the man was under the water for 25 minutes and was submerged when police arrived.

“He was located in two metres of water and pulled onto shore where we commenced CPR for 15 to 20 minutes before paramedics arrived,” he said.

“They performed CPR for another 15 minutes until they declared he couldn’t be resuscitated.”

The man was declared dead around 1pm.

The police have taken the statements of the eye-witnesses and said the man’s body will be taken to Melbourne where the investigation would be conducted for the coroner.

Police said swimming in Lake Bellfield outside the designated area could be dangerous for swimmers.

“There’s a lot of safety messages down there. It’s very cold and difficult to swim. It gets deep fairly quickly and can get very, very cold. People need to be wary. They were just marginally outside the designated swimming area. We don’t encourage swimming in that area,” he said.

Online Source: SBS Hindi


More in Australia

Western Sydney Poised To Benefit From NSW Premier’s India Visit

Vish ViswanathanApril 17, 2018

Let’s Take Yoga To Work

Susheela SrinivasApril 12, 2018

Australia India Youth Dialogue Strengthens Bilateral Ties

Scott FarlowApril 12, 2018

A Weekend In Hunter Valley

Jyotsna SharmaApril 12, 2018

To Eat Or Not To Eat

Madhusmitha KrishnamurthyApril 12, 2018

Operation Merrett To Keep NSW Drivers On Track This Easter

The Indian TelegraphMarch 28, 2018

Classical Delights For Dance Lovers

Vish ViswanathanMarch 20, 2018

“They Made Me Feel Worthless”

Aarti Kapur SinghMarch 20, 2018

Over 400 BAPS Volunteers Gear Up To Welcome Chief

Vish ViswanathanMarch 20, 2018

Pitroda In The House

The Indian TelegraphMarch 20, 2018

Love For Love’s Sake

Twinkle GhoshMarch 6, 2018

Healthy Obesity: Fact or Fiction?

Madhusmitha KrishnamurthyMarch 6, 2018

Top of the Class

Rekha RajvanshiFebruary 20, 2018

New Laws Protect Students From Sexual Predators

The Indian TelegraphFebruary 20, 2018

Pink Or Blue?

ManasiFebruary 20, 2018

Time for a “SAVE ADANI” yet?

Vish ViswanathanFebruary 7, 2018

Australia, Its Refugees & The Moral Depravity Lurking Within

Pankaj YadavFebruary 6, 2018

A Dream Worth $50,000

Shivani SinghalFebruary 6, 2018

Tadasana: Be As Sturdy As A Mountain

Susheela SrinivasFebruary 6, 2018

Endgame Adani Or Far From It?

Shivani SinghalFebruary 6, 2018

NSW Encouraged To Celebrate Safely This Australia Day

The Indian TelegraphJanuary 25, 2018