A good deed for a hero mate
LLOYD Meyers suffered a fatal heart attack after he rescued two boys stranded in a rip on Park Beach back in August, 1995.
So when news broke this week vandals had defaced the beachside memorial in the 71-year-old’s honour, the only way to right the wrong was through a good deed.
“That’s what Lloyd would have done,” his close mate Neil Chittick said.
In Thursday’s Advocate, Mr Chittick expressed his downright disgust that Lloyd’s memory had been disrespected. Moved by the story, well known Coffs Harbour funeral operator Keith Logue was quick to place an order for a new brass plaque.
“I shared in Neil’s disgust after hearing what had happened,” Mr Logue said. “There is no way of knowing how many people Lloyd saved from drowning on that beach, and what has happened to the plaque, well, it’s just a low act.
“Luckily we still had a copy of the words that appeared on the original plaque and Margaret and I have since placed an order for a new one.”
This time around, the plaque will be dyna-bolted to the memorial.
Mr Meyers died after rescuing two English boys, aged 10 and 11, who were caught in a rip on the beach while holidaying in Coffs Harbour. The memorial plaque will again read: Warning: “Good place to fish, bad place to swim” – Lloyd Meyers. This memorial honours the memory of Lloyd Cecil Meyers. Died 8-8-1995 aged 71, whilst rescuing two boys. Lloyd gave dedicated service to lifesaving. He saved many lives in this dangerous area. Erected by his mates.