Funeral for boy who drowned in Burnham-on-Sea

Dylan Cecil
Dylan's funeral will take place at 1pm Photo: ITV West

The funeral of a boy who drowned after slipping from a jetty at Burnham on Sea in North Somerset is due to take place this lunchtime.

4 year old Dylan Cecil was visiting his grandparents when he fell into the sea last month. His parents, Rachel McCollum and Darren Cecil, jumped in but were unable to save him.

Coastguard
The search was called off after two days Credit: ITV West

Coastguards and volunteers carried out a search involving helicopters and hovercrafts, but when Dylan had been missing for more than 24 hours it was announced that it was no longer a rescue but a search and recovery operation.

His body was found four days after he went missing by a member of the public, just half a mile from where he was last seen.

Hundreds attended a memorial service on the sea front Credit: ITV West

On Sunday 26th August, more than four hundred people joined Dylan's parents Rachel McCollum and Darren Cecil at Burnham-on-Sea for a memorial service. A minutes silence was held and bouquets of flowers, Teddy bears and other tributes were left by well wishers.

The service is being held at St Mary's Church in his home town of Kettering, Northamptonshire.