Officers searching for the body of a four-year-old boy who fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea have confirmed a body of a young boy has been found.
The discovery was made close to the town's yacht club at around 12.30pm today.
The parents of Dylan Cecil, who went missing on Sunday evening, have been made aware of the discovery but formal identification is yet to be carried out.
The four-year-old from Kettering disappeared after falling from the jetty at Burnham beach last Sunday evening.
Dylan and his family were in the area visiting his grandparents when it appears he fell from the walkway.
His parents jumped into the water to try to save him but were unable to reach him. Paramedics treated them for shock and water ingestion after they were pulled from the water following a call to the emergency services from a member of the public.
Four coastguard rescue teams, four lifeboats, three helicopters and two hovercraft were enlisted to search through the night to find Dylan.
It is understood that his family remained on the beach throughout the search, which was halted after dark on Sunday but resumed at first light on Monday.
Police divers and volunteers from the UK underwater rescue organisation SARbot used specialist sonar equipment to scour the water for Dylan's body during the search.
Supt Keith McCoubrey, Head of Operations, Somerset Westpolicing district said:
Dylan's family issued the following statement:
The family have requested that the media and public respect theirprivacy and allow them to grieve the loss of their son.