A ‘Mama’s Boy’ is back with a ‘Mommy’s Boy’: ‘I am the only mommy in the house’
A mommy who was killed in an accidental drowning in a NSW swimming pool is returning with a “mommy’s boy” and “dad” in tow.
Fiona Dyer, 42, drowned while her son was out on a walk with his friends on the River Yarra in March last year.
Ms Dyer had been swimming with her husband when a group of six young men, including two teenagers, approached the riverbank, with a boat nearby.
Ms Rimmer said they were told they were about to be attacked by a group known as the “dirt bunnies” when a “big wave” suddenly swept them into the river.
The pair had no idea the group was a group they were swimming with, she said.
“They said ‘oh, you’ll never make it back to your boat’, which was a bit of a shock,” Ms Risher said.
Ms Breslin said her daughter-in-law was not “really a big fish”.
“She was very brave, she was very protective of her kids,” she said, adding she thought she might drown in the pool with the boys, and that Ms Dyers “didn’t care”.
“But her son, he was very strong and didn’t let go.”
Ms Rimer said her father-in law and her two sons were not close, but that the couple’s relationship was close.
“My father-and-son were very close, they were inseparable,” she explained.
“But I have seen her son go on to do some really great things and do something that really shocked her.”
She said Ms Derrys behaviour was not to be trusted.
“She is a very kind and gentle woman,” Ms Bessy said.