Dylan Cecil

Search for missing boy: Body found

Officers searching for the body of a four-year-old boy who fell into the sea in Somerset have confirmed a body of a young boy has been found

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Second sonar search for missing Dylan

Dylan Cecil, 4, fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea as he walked with his parents. He is still missing, presumed dead.
Dylan Cecil, 4, fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea as he walked with his parents. He is still missing, presumed dead. Credit: ITV West

Volunteers from a National charity are using a sonar device to help search for a four year-old boy who disappeared in the sea off North Somerset.

Dylan Cecil fell from the slipway at Burnham-on-Sea while walking with his parents on Sunday evening. The family were on holiday from Northamptonshire.

Coastguards called off their search on Monday but charity SARbot UK Underwater Rescue conducted a search of the area last night. A second search will take place today.

Mum relives last moments with her son

The mother of a missing 4-year-old boy has relived the last moments she had with her son.

Dylan Cecil from Kettering in Northamptonshire, is believed to have drowned on holiday in Somerset when he fell off a causeway into the sea.

Today Rachel McCollum described the moment Dylan fell beneath the water and the frantic efforts she and Dylan's dad made to save him. Neil Bradford reports.

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Search called off for missing Dylan

The search for missing four year old Dylan Cecil has been called off.

Dylan and his family had been on holiday from their home in Kettering at the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset when Dylan fell from a jetty into the sea.

Rescue crews have worked round the clock to try to find him, but a short while ago without success, the search was called off.

Dylan to be remembered at local church

Four-year-old Dylan Cecil will be remembered in prayers at his local church, St Mary's in Kettering.

Lighting a candle for Dylan Father Ben Archibald said "This part of Kettering is a close community and we are all saddened and shocked at the news.

"We offer the family our deepest sympathies and prayers at what must be a very traumatic time for them. We will offer the family any support we can".

Dylan was just weeks away from starting school. In September he was due to join friends at Kettering's Buccleuch Academy.

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