A woman has died and five people have been taken to hospital after a rescue at sea on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula this afternoon.
Emergency services helicopters were dispatched shortly after 3:30 p.m. to Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck, where police believe four people were swept off the rocks.
“Two members of the public entered the water to help,” Victoria Police said.
Police said emergency services were able to recover all six people from the water, including the deceased woman.
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Victoria Ambulance said four people were taken to Frankston Hospital and one to Rosebud Hospital.
Bushrangers Bay is an unsupervised beach which, according to Life Saving Victoria, is “moderately safe when the waves are low, but stay on the bar and off rocks and tear rocks”.
The bay was the scene of a drowning in January 2019, when young Melbourne musician JJay De Melo got into trouble swimming there with a friend.