Thirroul SLSC members and the wider community are still recovering from the wave of grief that engulfed them on Monday 28th August.
News came through that Dean Mercer OAM aged 47 years had died of a suspected heart attack while driving home from training.
Dean was a Life Member of Thirroul SLSC, a tenacious competitor, who won many championships at Illawarra, NSW, Australian and World carnivals.
His involvement within the surf life saving movement was inspirational.
He will be sadly missed by his many friends both in and outside the surfing fraternity.
Thirroul SLSC will be holding a memorial service, the date of which will be shortly advised.
The hearts of the Thirroul SLSC executive, committee and members go out to Dean and his family and extended family.
Jeff Body. President Thirroul SLSC.
Photo:- (Dec. 28, 2003 – Source: Jonathan Wood/Getty Images Sport) Thanks to Zimbio