Body found believed to be Dylan Cecil

Police say that the body found outside near to the yacht club in Burnham-on-Sea is believed to be that of missing 4-year-old Dylan Cecil.

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Minute's silence for Dylan

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

A minute's silence has been held at Burnham-on-Sea in memory of Dylan Cecil. The four year-old fell into the sea from the town's slipway a week ago. 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 St Andrew's 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.

Memorial for Dylan Cecil on Sunday

A memorial service will be held on Sunday for a young boy who drowned in Burnham-on-Sea.

Police have confirmed that the body washed up near the town's yacht club is that of four-year-old Dylan Cecil. Dylan was on holiday with his family when he slipped from a jetty on Sunday.

The service will be held at St Andrews Church at six o'clock. An inquest will be opened on Tuesday. A minutes silence will also be held at Burnham's annual rescue services day on Sunday at 10am in his memory.

Body thought to be Dylan Cecil

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 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."

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.

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