Surfer dies at Australian beach



A man has died while surfing at Bells Beach, south-west of Melbourne, Australia.

The man, aged in his late 50s, was unconscious when he was dragged from the water on Thursday.

Attempts to save him on the beach were unsuccessful, and paramedics who arrived by air ambulance were also unable to revive him.

According to The Age, an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said he had been floating in the water for about five minutes before he was dragged ashore at 10.40am.

The Geelong Advertiser reports it is the second fatal incident along the Bells Beach shoreline in less than six months.

Bells Beach is a coastal locality of Victoria, Australia, in Surf Coast Shire and a renowned surf beach, located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc.

It is the home of the world's longest-running surfing competition – the Rip Curl Pro Surf & Music Festival.

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