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Five Australian drownings in three days

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DROWNINGS DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD

* A 20-year-old man and another in his 40s drowned while swimming at Phillip Island beach in Victoria on Christmas Eve, while a young boy managed to swim to shore.

* On Christmas Day, a diver died after getting into difficulty off the coast of Cape Schanck on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

* A 46-year-old South Korean man drowned on Tuesday afternoon while snorkelling at Lake Conjola on the NSW South Coast.

* Harmanjot Singh Walia, 27, died after slipping into the water at MacKenzie Falls near Stawell in Victoria on Wednesday. The Indian man, who lives in New Zealand, landed in Australia the day before to visit friends.

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