A five-year-old boy has sadly died after falling from a boat in the Victorian tourist town of Bonnie Doon.

The child fell into the water about 1pm and was dragged under the boat, reports 9 news.

He was pulled from the water by his father and given CPR on a nearby boat ramp but died at the scene.

“Ultimately, the family were doing the right thing,” Sergeant Matt Bennett from Victoria Police said.

They were performing CPR when we arrived.

“We took over from them but they were doing everything that was expected of them.

The young boy was wearing a lifejacket but sadly suffered injuries while under the boat.

Police are investigating further.

Our thoughts are with the family x

Share your comments below

  • I can’t see any mention of the child falling from the front of the boat. It could have been on one side,


  • This was such a horrible outcome – but why weren’t the parents keeping this child away from the front of the boat?


  • How tragic and heart breaking ! My thoughts & prayers go out to the family.


  • This is horrible and really devastating.


  • So sad for something like this to happen. Heart goes out to the family


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family


  • What sad news :(


  • Omg that poor family. Rip little one


  • Poor baby and so close to Christmas too.


  • A sad accident, especially when the parents were clearly taking safety precautions.


  • Terrible to read these news. :-(


  • Oh that poor family. Things like this make me feel so sad and so heartbroken for them. A tragic accident and so close to Christmas. RIP to the little boy, and strength and love to his family


  • What a heartbreaking tragedy. My heart goes out to them.


  • Absolutely heartbreaking thinking of the poor family.


  • What a terrible tragedy! So so sad.


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