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Cecil Dylan inquiry: death by drowning

The inquest into a four-year-old boy from Kettering who died while visiting the Somerset seaside with his family has recorded a verdict of accidental death by drowning.

Dylan Cecil was on holiday to see his grandparents when he fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday, August 19, 2012.

He was said to have been trying to get a closer look at the sea when the incident happened.

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Dylan Cecil's funeral in Kettering

Dylan Cecil, 4, from Kettering
Dylan Cecil, 4, from Kettering Credit: Family Photo

The funeral of four-year-old Dylan Cecil will take place today.

Dylan, who was from Kettering, was on holiday with his parents in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, when he fell into the sea from a jetty.

His parents tried to save him, whilst emergency services launched a rescue operation.

His body was found four days later by a member of the public less than a mile from where he disappeared into the water.

Dyaln's funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in Kettering later today.

Coroner: Dylan Cecil died by drowning

4-year-old Dylan Cecil died after falling into the sea in Burnham-on-Sea Credit: Family photo

A four-year-old boy, who was visiting the seaside with his family drowned after slipping from a jetty, a coroner said today.

Dylan Cecil from Kettering was on holiday when he fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset on Sunday August 19. He was said to have been trying to get a closer look at the sea when the incident happened.

Coroner Michael Rose today said a post-mortem examination showed Dylan drowned.

For more on this story see ITV News.

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