Teenage tragedy


A BOY has tragically drowned, unable to be revived after he was pulled from the waters of Lake Eildon over the long weekend.

Campers first became aware of a problem around 5.30pm on Saturday, March 31, when there were cries for help at the Blue Gum Flat 2 Campsite.

The 14-year-old boy was found after friends and family formed a water-based search party – those involved in the rescue estimated that the teenager had been submerged for up to 15 minutes.

Police, paramedics and air ambulance crews attended, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.02pm.

The exact circumstances of the case are still being investigated.

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