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VIDEO: Balloons to remember four-year-old Dylan

More than a hundred people gathered in Burnham on Sea to mark the first anniversary of the death of Dylan Cecil.

Dozens of balloons were released last night in memory of the four-year-old, who drowned after falling from the jetty in the Somerset resort. Dylan's parents were among those paying tribute exactly a year after his death.

A memorial fund was set up earlier this year in Dylan's name to help underprivileged children.

The local council has responded to the tragedy by putting more signs up and installing a loud speaker warning system.

1 year since boy drowned at Burnham-on-Sea

Four-year-old Dylan Cecil died after slipping into a jetty. Credit: ITV News West Country

Monday (August 19th) marks the first anniversary of the death of a young boy who drowned in the sea at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.

4-year-old Dylan Cecil died after falling from the jetty.

A verdict of accidental death was recorded at the inquest, but Sedgemoor District Council has taken action by improving signage in the area and installed a loud-speaker system.


Dylan Cecil inquest: full report

The parents of a four year old boy today had to relive the horrifying moment their son died in front of them while on holiday.

Dylan Cecil drowned after falling from a jetty at Burnham-on-Sea last Summer. His parents leapt into the sea to try and save him, but his body was found four days later.

Today an inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death. and in court Dylan's parents had to listen to the harrowing details of exactly what happened.

Coroner Michael Rose said it was a "tragic misfortune, a nightmare from which they cannot wake."

Bob Cruwys reports:

Dylan Cecil verdict: accidental drowning

The inquest into how a four-year-old boy died while visiting the Somerset seaside with his family has recorded a verdict of accidental death by drowning.

Dylan Cecil was on holiday to see his grandparents when he fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday, August 19.

He was said to have been trying to get a closer look at the sea when the incident happened.


Petition calls for Burnham-on-Sea's jetty to be made safer

The jetty at Burnham-on-Sea where Dylan Cecil fell into the water. Credit: ITV West

More than 250 people have signed an online petition to make Burnham-on-Sea's jetty safer.

It follows the death of four year old Dylan Cecil who fell into the sea last month.

Campaigners are calling for Sedgmoor District Council to install a fence and gates to stop children wandering onto the slipway.

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