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Sonar search fails to find Dylan

The body of four-year-old Dylan Cecil is believed to have been washed out to sea after specialist sonar equipment failed to find him. Photo: Family photo

The body of four-year-old Dylan Cecil who slipped from a jetty in North Somerset is believed to have been washed out to sea after specialist sonar equipment failed to find him.

Dylan, who was from Kettering was on holiday with his family when he stumbled into the muddy water at Burnham-on-Sea at 6pm on Sunday.

Volunteers from the UK underwater rescue organisation SARbot used specialist sonar equipment to scour the water for Dylan's body today. But after spending hours on the water it could not be found.

"We've just completed the search and have searched the whole bay and we've not found anything. We believe that the currents may have taken him right out to sea now, he's certainly not in the bay.

"We do offer our deepest sympathies to the family."

– – DUNCAN WINSBURY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SARBOT

Dylan's family remained at the scene today and were being updated about the recovery operation.

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