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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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.