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:
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.
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.
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.
Coroner Michael Rose said there was nothing Dylan's parents, Rachel McCollum and Darren Cecil could have done to prevent this 'terrible tragedy'.
– Coroner Michael Rose
A tragic misfortune, a nightmare from which they cannot wake.We cannot restrain children, they have a life to live.