Paddler dies


AN 84-year-old man found underneath his upturned paddle board 200 metres off the Rye sailing club, Wednesday 1 March, could not be revived.

The man, a father of three from Rye, was brought to shore by two jet skiers who unsuccessfully tried CPR, at about 11am.

Sergeant Paul Dickson, of Rosebud police, said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death, which had earlier been reported as a “medical incident”.

The Water Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 7 March 2017


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