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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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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Floral tributes for missing boy

The growing pile of tributes
The growing pile of tributes left close to the jetty where Dylan Cecil, 4, slipped into the water. Credit: ITV West

Bouquets and toys have been left close to the spot where a four-year-old boy was lost to the sea.

Dylan Cecil slipped and fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday evening. He was walking with his parents at the time.

A large scale rescue operation was launched, but the Coastguard called off the search at 4.30pm yesterday (Monday) with Dylan now missing, presumed dead.

The public have continued to pay their respects throughout the day.

Missing boy tragedy : full report

by David Woodland

A huge search operation to find a little boy who fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea has been called off.

Dylan Cecil, 4, slipped into the Bristol Channel as he walked with his parents yesterday evening. They made desperate attempts to save him, but could not find their son.

At 4.30pm the Coastguard released a statement to confirm the search for Dylan was being halted. The little boy is still missing, presumed drowned.

Missing boy presumed drowned

Dylan Cecil
Dylan Cecil, 4, fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea as he walked with his parents. Credit: Family photo

The Grandfather of a four year old boy who fell from a slipway at Burnham-on-Sea has paid tribute to him saying said he "couldn't have wished for a grandson any better."

Dylan Cecil, 4, fell into the water yesterday evening as he walked with his parents. They attempted to save him but couldn't find the little boy in the muddy channel waters.

A large-scale search was launched, but Coastguards called off the operation at 4.30pm this afternoon.

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