Girl drowns after falling off pier in Victoria

A baby has drowned after disappearing from a Victoria pier.

The two-year – old girl was reported missing at about 1 pm on Thursday from The Esplanade in Portarlington, near Geelong in southwest Melbourne.

Police and emergency personnel attended, and a search was launched.

They pulled the little girl out of the water.

“Police commenced CPR on the child till ambulance crews arrived but unfortunately she died at the scene,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

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