Swimmer, 22, drowns while using an inflatable pool toy on Stockton Lake with friends

Swimmer, 22, drowns while using an inflatable pool toy on a lake with friends – despite three teenage girls fighting to save him after they have heard his yelling

  • A man drowned in a lake in Western Australia after being driven off the coast
  • The 22-year-old was swimming with inflatable pool toys and could not re-emerge
  • It was believed that the man was unable to swim and drown in Stockton Lake

Sam Lock for daily post Australia

A man drowned in a lake in Western Australia after 20 meters of the coast on an inflatable swimming pool toy.

The 22-year-old was on a day trip to Stockton Lake with friends, about an hour's drive east of Bunbury.

It is believed that the young man was unable to swim and could not appear in the water around Monday at about 5:20.

A 22-year-old man drowned in Stockton Lake (photo) in Western Australia after 20 meters of the coast to have floated on an inflatable pool toy

A 22-year-old man drowned in Stockton Lake (photo) in Western Australia after 20 meters of the coast to have floated on an inflatable pool toy

Water police divers (photo) were on the scene on Tuesday to try and restore the man's body

Water police divers (photo) were on the scene on Tuesday to try and restore the man's body

Water police divers (photo) were on the scene on Tuesday to try and restore the man's body

Three teenage girls in the area tried to save him when they heard cries for help.

The water in the lake is shallow around the coastline, but falls steeply to about 15 meters deep in the area where the man drowned.

The police said the girls came very close to save him, and there was no indication that he had hit his head somewhere.

Water police divers were on the scene on Tuesday to try to restore the man's body.

Stockton Lake has been closed since then but the site remains open.

"Water police are present this morning in an attempt to localize and restore the man's body," said a spokesperson for the police.

Stockton Lake has been closed since then but the site remains open. According to the police, three teenage girls in the neighborhood almost saved him

Stockton Lake has been closed since then but the site remains open. According to the police, three teenage girls in the neighborhood almost saved him

Stockton Lake has been closed since then but the site remains open. According to the police, three teenage girls in the neighborhood almost saved him

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