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Fourth Person Dies Following Phillip Island Water Tragedy

A fourth person has died after being pulled from waters at a Phillip Island unpatrolled beach in Victoria.

On Thursday, emergency services were called to Newhaven after reports of four people struggling in the water.

All were found unconscious and unresponsive around 3.30pm and were given CPR at the scene.

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A 40-year-old man and two women in their 20s died at the scene, while another woman in her 20s was flown to Alfred Hospital in a critical condition where she later died.

Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan sent her condolences to the families of the victims and thanked the first responders who attended the incident.

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“There will be an investigation and reports on yesterday’s incident in terms of what further actions need to be taken at that location,” she said.

“The locals who know this area well don’t swim there – it just reminds us of when we’re visiting a place … be aware of the local conditions.”

The four deceased are yet to be formally identified.

Police are not treating the deaths as suspicious and will prepare a report fort her coroner.

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