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Funeral of 4 year old Dylan will take place this lunchtime

The funeral of a boy who drowned after slipping from a jetty at Burnham on Sea is due to take place this lunchtime. 4 year old Dylan Cecil was visiting his grandparents when he fell in the sea last month. His parents jumped in but were unable to save him.

The service is being held at St Mary's Church in his home town of Kettering.

The funeral of four year old Dylan Cecil is taking place at 1 pm Credit: Family picture

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Coroner: Dylan Cecil died by drowning

A four-year-old boy who was visiting the seaside with his family drowned after slipping from a jetty, a coroner said today. Dylan Cecil was on holiday visiting his grandparents when he fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset on Sunday August 19.

More than 400 people joined the boy's parents at St Andrew's Church in Burnham-on-Sea to remember Dylan during a memorial service on Sunday, while a minute's silence was also held for people to pay their respects near to where Dylan was last seen alive.

Coroner Michael Rose today said a post-mortem examination showed Dylan drowned.

No members of Dylan's family were present at the short hearing when his inquest was opened in Taunton.

It was adjourned until a date yet to be set.

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.

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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".

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