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Minute's silence held in Somerset for Dylan Cecil

Dylan's mother Rachel McCollum looks at tributes to her son Credit: ITV West

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.

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'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'.

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Missing Dylan Cecil, full report

Police searching for Dylan Cecil, the four-year-old boy who fell from a slipway at Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday, have confirmed that a body has been found. The discovery was made near the yacht club in the town.

Although the body is yet to be formally identified, Dylan's parents have issued a statement saying they're "extremely grateful his body appears to have been returned to allow us to bury our son".

Dylan Cecil's parents "extremely traumatised"

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. Credit: Family photo

"We would like to thank everyone for their help and support during this difficult time. We would like to express our gratitude for all the messages of sympathy and support from both the local community and wider public across the nation.

"In particular we would like to thank the people involved in the search – the police, RNLI, HM Coast Guard and the Burnham-on-Sea Area Rescue Boat (BARB). We are still extremely traumatised but very grateful that it appears Dylan has been returned to allow us to bury our son."


Body of boy found near Burnham yacht club

Officers searching for the body of a four year old boy who fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea have confirmed that the body of a young boy has been found near to the yacht club in Burnham-on-Sea.

The body was discovered at about 12.30pm today.

The parents of Dylan Cecil, who went missing on Sunday evening have been made aware of the discovery but formal identification is yet to be carried out.

The four-year-old disappeared after falling from the jetty at Burnham beach last Sunday evening.

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Minute silence for missing 4-year-old Dylan

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. Credit: Family photo

A one minute silence will be held in memory of a boy who disappeared in the sea off North Somerset.

Dylan Cecil, 4, fell from a slipway at Burnham-on-Sea while walking with his parents on Sunday.

The family were on holiday from Northamptonshire.

Coastguards called off the search for the little boy on Monday.

The minute silence will be held at the town's annual rescue services day at 10am on Sunday.

Search operation for Dylan Cecil continues

Search teams at Burnham-on-Sea have brought in specialist sonar equipment in a bid to find 4-year-old Dylan Cecil's body.

The boy from Kettering went missing off the Somerset coast when he fell off a jetty on Sunday afternoon.

The equipment can search eighteen square miles in less than two days and rescuers say they are confident they will be able to find the body.

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