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.

Inquest into death of little boy

Dylan Cecil Credit: ITV West

An inquest into the death of a little boy who fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea opens today.

4-year-old Dylan Cecil was on holiday with his family when he slipped from a jetty. His body was found washed up near the town's yacht club on Friday. The inquest opens in Taunton this morning.


Minute's silence for Dylan

Dylan's mother Rachel McCollum looks at tributes to her son Credit: ITV West

A minute's silence has been held at Burnham-on-Sea in memory of Dylan Cecil. The four year-old fell into the sea from the town's slipway a week ago. This morning his mother Rachel McCollum and Darren Cecil joined crowds for a minute's silent reflection in his memory.

The event took place as part of the town's rescue services day. It will be followed tonight by a memorial service at St Andrew's Church. Dylan's favourite Bruno Mars tune The Lazy Song will be played, together with the hymns I The Lord Of The Sea And Sky and Father I Place Into Your Hands.

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.

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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