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."

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Dylan Cecil Inquest

The inquest into the death of the four-year-old from Kettering will take place later. He fell from a jetty into the water at Burnham-on-Sea last week.