confirms Dylan Cecil died of drowning in Burnham-On-Sea
inquest into the death of four-year-old Dylan Cecil has today
(Tuesday) heard that he drowned after slipping from Burnham-On-Sea's
a hearing held in Taunton, West Somerset Coroner Michael Rose
said a post-mortem examination had concluded that Dylan died of
offered his sympathies to the family and said: "There can
be nothing more harrowing for any parent than to witness the death
of a child."
I hope his parents will take comfort from the fact that their
grief is shared by all in the county, especially those in Burnham-On-Sea
and all the emergency services."
short hearing was adjourned to a date yet to be set.
was on holiday visiting his grandparents when he fell into the
sea on Sunday August 19th.
body was found on the beach by a member of the public four days
later near Burnham Sailing Club.
Sunday, 400 people joined Dylan's family at St Andrew's Church
in Burnham for a memorial
service, and a minute's
silence was held earlier in the day on the town's seafront.
large number of toys, floral bouquets and other items have been
left in memory of Dylan on the town's seafront, as pictured above.