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Parents To Remember Dylan

The parents of Dylan Cecil, the little boy who drowned at Burnham-on-Sea, have vowed to return to the town every year to mark the anniversary.

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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.

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