Girl, 13, drowns after saving brother at beach

A 13-year-old girl has drowned after trying to help her little brother, who was struggling at a beach near Wonthaggi in Gippsland.

Police said an 11-year-old boy was swimming at Williamson's Beach in Dalyston just after 8pm on Thursday when he got into trouble in rough water.

A man, understood to be the boy's father, went in to help along with the boy's sister.

Police said the boy was saved but the 13-year-old girl did not survive.

"Whilst the boy was saved and received only minor injuries requiring hospitalisation, the young girl also got into trouble and consequently died despite efforts by her family, police and ambulance officers trying to save her," a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

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