A 75-year-old man from Sale died while fishing near Marlo on Monday.
Police believe the man fell while attempting to get in to his boat at Brodribb River and hit his head.
A fisherman saw his body floating in the water around noon and contacted emergency services.
Orbost police and Marlo Coast Guard located the man’s body in the river near the boat ramp and jetty.
Police said the accident was a reminder for all boat users to wear a life vest.