Lifesavers and authorities urge swimmers to take extra care in and around the water
A woman and a boy who were pulled unconscious from a pool north of Brisbane last week have died in hospital.
The 31-year-old woman and 11-year-old boy were Chinese nationals and had been fighting for their lives in separate hospitals since on Thursday, 20 December. They were found unconscious at the Grange residential complex pool at Brendale, north of Brisbane.
The body of a diver was retrieved from rocks on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula on Christmas Day.
A father and son drowned at a beach on Phillip Island in Victoria on Christmas Eve.
The body of a Korean man was recovered at Lake Conjola on the New South Wales south coast after going missing while snorkelling on Christmas Day.