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.