The funeral of 4 year old Dylan Cecil who drowned after slipping from a jetty at Burnham on Sea is taking place today.
A minute's silence is to be held in memory of four-year-old Dylan Cecil who disappeared after falling into the sea at Burnham.
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.
A large crowd of people took part in the minute's silence held for Dylan Cecil.
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.
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.
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".
"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."
The body of a young boy found in Burnham-on-Sea earlier today is believed to be that of missing 4-year-old Dylan Cecil.
– Supt Keith McCoubrey, Head of Operations, Somerset West policing district
The body is still to be formally identified but I believe it to be that of Dylan Cecil who went missing last Sunday evening.
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.
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.
– Duncan Winsbury, Chief Executive of SARbot
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.
Dylan's family remained at the scene today and were being updated about the recovery operation.