Parents To Remember Dylan

The parents of Dylan Cecil, the little boy who drowned at Burnham-on-Sea, have vowed to return to the town every year to mark the anniversary.

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Dylan Cecil's parents "extremely traumatised"

Dylan Cecil Credit: ITV West

"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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BREAKING: Body of missing boy found

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. Formal identification is yet to be carried out.

Missing boy believed washed out to sea

The body of a four-year-old boy who slipped from a jetty in North Somerset is believed to have been washed out to sea after specialist sonar equipment failed to find him.

Dylan Cecil was on holiday with his family when he stumbled into the muddy water at Burnham-on-Sea at 6pm on Sunday.

Volunteers from the UK underwater rescue organisation SARbot used specialist sonar equipment to scour the water for Dylan's body today. But after spending hours on the water it could not be found.

We've just completed the search and have searched the whole bay and we've not found anything. We believe that the currents may have taken him right out to sea now, he's certainly not in the bay.

We do offer our deepest sympathies to the family.

– Duncan Winsbury, Chief Executive of SARbot

Dylan's family remained at the scene today and were being updated about the recovery operation.

Minute silence for missing boy

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.

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Second sonar search for missing boy

Dylan Cecil, 4, fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea
Dylan Cecil, 4, fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea as he walked with his parents. He is still missing, presumed dead. Credit: ITV West

Volunteers from a National charity are using a sonar device to help search for a four year-old boy who disappeared in the sea off North Somerset.

Dylan Cecil fell from the slipway at Burnham-on-Sea while walking with his parents on Sunday evening. The family were on holiday from Northamptonshire.

Coastguards called off their search on Monday but charity SARbot UK Underwater Rescue conducted a search of the area last night. A second search will take place today.

Sonar search for missing boy

An underwater rescue charity are searching the waters close to where four-year-old Dylan Cecil went missing at Burnham-on-Sea.

SARbot UK Underwater Rescue is made up of current emergency service personel who use specialist sonar equipment to help find missing bodies.

The group started searching off the coast at Burnham at 6.30pm and will continue looking until 10pm this evening. A second search will take place tomorrow.

One of SARbot UK's Chief Executives, Duncan Winsbury, says the charity formed to help families find lost loved ones.

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