Man drowns at Williamstown

Police will prepare a report for the coroner after a man drowned at Williamstown this afternoon, Victoria Police say.

The man was swimming with a male friend in waters off The Timeball Tower when he got into trouble shortly after 6pm.

His friend has managed to bring him to shore where some passers-by commenced CPR however he died at the scene.

The man, aged in his 40s, is yet to be formally identified.

/Public Release.