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Partner Of Drowned Lifesaver Posts Heartbreaking Messaging

Andrew Powell, along with his father Ross, died trying to save a tourist in treacherous waters off Victoria's coastline on Sunday.

Amber Griffiths, the partner of Andrew, has posted on Facebook about losing the "love of her life" and father to her child.

"Today we lost two of the most beautiful people to ever exist -- always putting others first," she said.

"The love of my life, light of my life, father of my baby girl.

"My heart is broken. I miss you Andrew Powell."

Amber Griffiths and Andrew Powell. Image: Facebook/ Amber Griffiths

Following the death of the father and son, Life-Saving Victoria President Paul James, said it was a "heartbreaking" time for the Port Campbell community.

"The two members were both highly experienced and long-serving members of our Port Campbell Surf Life-Saving Club."

Victoria Police said the men were "very involved" with the local community.

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Ross, 71, and Andrew, 32, were on patrol as volunteer surf lifesavers from Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club.

They, along with a third man Phil Younis, were in the club's rescue boat attempting to rescue a tourist in dangerous waters at Sherbrook River at about 10.40am on Sunday.

The inflatable boat capsized when it was hit by a large wave.

Image: Supplied (Ian McCauley)

The father and son's bodies were found in the water after a search, while the third man was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The tourist was winched to safety and airlifted to hospital where he is in a stable condition.