Man drowns at Victorian beach

A man has drowned at a beach on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

The man, who is yet to be formally identified, was seen face down in the water at Rye beach on Point Nepean Road shortly after 2pm on Wednesday and he was pulled from the water.

Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.

On Monday, a man drowned at Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island after seemingly being caught in a rip.

He was swimming outside the flags and attempts were made to rescue him after he was spotted in trouble, but he could not be reached.

A week earlier, 28-year-old Hemant Govekar disappeared in the water off Cape Woolamai after he was spotted in trouble by surfers on Christmas Day.

Mr Govekar was at the beach with his family and had recently graduated from the University of Queensland.

And a 41-year-old Sydenham man died at a Great Ocean Road beach on December 21, while trying to rescue his two children.

The recent incidents have prompted a warning from lifesavers who fear people are ignoring signs to swim between the flags.

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