Two dead in separate Vic drownings

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A seven-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man have died in separate drowning incidents in regional Victoria.

The boy was swimming with a group of four others in the Snowy River at Jarrahmond on New Year's Day.

Police say he got into difficulty and disappeared in the river at about 6pm, leading to a large search effort involving police helicopters, divers and SES.

A body, believed to be the missing boy, was found on Sunday morning.

Emergency services were also called to Princetown in the state's southwest on Sunday.

Three swimmers got into trouble in rough waters east of the mouth of the Gellibrand river about 10:40am.

They were rescued from the water, however a 35-year-old man died at the scene.

Two men on a private helicopter flying nearby landed their aircraft and helped to retrieve the swimmers from the river and perform CPR on the man.

Police said they will prepare reports for the coroner.

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