Updated: August 24, 2012
Dylan Cecil's family thanks Burnham-On-Sea for its support

The family of Dylan Cecil have thanked well-wishers for their support following the recovery of a body of a child on Burnham-On-Sea beach.

Coastguards and police recovered the body of a child, thought by police to be Dylan, near Burnham Sailing Club at around 12.30pm on Thursday.

In a statement, the family said: "We would like to thank everyone for their help and support during this difficult time."

"We would like to express our gratitude for all the messages of sympathy and support from both the local community and wider public across the nation."

"In particular, we would like to thank the people involved in the search – the police, RNLI, HM Coastguard and the Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB)."

"We are still extremely traumatised but very grateful that it appears Dylan has been returned to allow us to bury our son."

The police have also issued a statement here on the discovery of the body.

Sedgemoor District Council has today (Friday) cordoned off the area around the large number of floral tributes on the seafront, as pictured above.

Pictured: Floral tributes on the seafront this week in memory of Dylan

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