A four-year-old boy who went missing in the sea while on a trip to the coast was named by Avon and Somerset Police today as Dylan Cecil, 4, from Kettering, Northamptonshire.
An air and sea rescue was under way last night after the boy's parents frantically tried to rescue him after he entered the water at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said a search involving a helicopter, Coastguard rescue teams and two lifeboats was carried out yesterday after the alarm was raised at 6.04pm.
The search for the youngster is continuing, but Coastguards admit it has been altered from one for a missing child to one for a body.
Superintendent Keith McCorbrey of Avon and Somerset Police said: