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One minute silence for Dylan Cecil

Dylan Cecil was on holiday with his family when he walked on to the jetty in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, to get a closer look at the sea. Photo: ITV

There was a one minute silence held today in memory of 4-year-old Dylan Cecil from Kettering, who died after falling into the sea from a jetty in Burnham-on-Sea while visiting his grandparents.

The young boy had wanted to get a closer look at the sea and went onto the jetty with his parents, Rachel McCollum and Darren Cecil, and his two younger sisters, aged one and three.

A rescue operation was launched immediately involving four coastguard rescue teams, four lifeboats, three helicopters and two hovercraft after his parents could not save him from the water, despite both jumping in after him, the search was called off as darkness fell but resumed on Monday morning.

However by Monday afternoon (20th August) the coastguard announced that the search had been called off and a search began to recover Dylan's body.

Some of the flowers laid at Burnham-on-Sea for Dylan. Credit: ITV West

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His body was recovered on Thursday (23rd August'>SARbot ]( specialist sonar equipment to scour the water but it was a member of the public who found Dylan) around 12.30pm following an intensive search.

The minute silence was held at the town's annual rescue services day at 10am this morning.

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