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Dylan Cecil's funeral in 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.

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Minute silence held for Dylan Cecil

Family gather to remember Dylan Cecil Credit: ITV

A minute's silence has been held on the beach at Burnham-on-Sea in memory of Dylan Cecil from Northamptonshire who was washed out to sea a week ago.

The four year-old died after falling into the water from the town's slipway.

Flowers and toys lay at the beach where Dylan was washed out to sea Credit: ITV

This morning his mother Rachel McCollum and Darren Cecil joined crowds for a minute's silent reflection in his memory.

The event took place as part of the town's Rescue Services Day. It will be followed tonight by a memorial service at a nearby church.

Dylan wanted to get closer to the sea but slipped off the jetty Credit: ITV

Dylan's favourite Bruno Mars tune The Lazy Song will be played, together with the hymns 'I The Lord Of The Sea 'And 'Sky and Father I Place Into Your Hands'.

HM Coastguard attended the minute silence Credit: ITV
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