Man dies after rock collapse on Vic beach

Bells Beach near Torquay, Victoria

A 30-meter-long rocky surface gave way at Victoria’s Bells Beach, injuring three people – one fatally. -AAP image

A man has died after part of a cliff collapsed on a group at Victoria’s Bell’s Beach.

The 30-meter-long rock surface gave way around around 2.15pm on Friday, police said.

Six people were sitting under the rock and three were hit by falling rubbish.

A 28-year-old man was pulled out by air ambulance and flown to Melbourne with serious upper body injuries but died along the way.

A man and a woman sustained non-life-threatening arm injuries and were taken to Geelong Hospital by road.

The beach is an internationally renowned surf spot that, up until the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted the annual Rip Curl Pro competition.

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