Man dies after boat capsizes at Barwon Heads

February 3, 2024 8:02 am in by
The boat reportedly capsized when hit by a wave at Barwon Heads (TWITTER/X-@reardon_shaun).

A has died after the boat he was travelling in was hit by a wave and capsized at Barwon Heads.

The yet to be identified male was with a Moriac man in his 60’s when they were thrown into the water near the Barwon River mouth around 06:50am.

Surf Lifesavers managed to pull the now-deceased man to shore, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say the man who died was trapped under the boat. His companion was pulled from the water and taken to Geelong Hospital in a stable condition.

A report will be prepared for the coroner, as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.