held for Dylan Cecil who died after Burnham jetty accident
and friends wore red and blue at Tuesday's funeral of the four-year-old
boy who drowned after falling off Burnham-On-Sea's jetty.
funeral of Dylan Cecil was held at St Marys Church in Kettering,
at which the youngster's Sonic The Hedgehog themed coffin arrived
in a white carriage pulled by two horses.
family asked for those attending to wear red and blue in honour
of Dylan's favourite cartoon characters and his favourite football
team, Kettering Town.
than 100 people were in the congregation, including family and
friends, plus representatives from Burnham's Coastguard, BARB
hovercraft and RNLI lifeboat crews who tried to find Dylan after
he went missing.
father, Darren Cecil, was one of the pall-bearers who lifted his
sons blue coffin, which had a picture of Sonic on the side
and a football scarf draped over it, out of the white horse-drawn
carriage and then carried it into the church.
vehicles came to a halt as the carriage carrying Dylan was driven
slowly from the church, followed by his parents and family in
cars behind, as he was taken for a private burial.
the wreaths at the funeral was an anchor-shaped one from Burnham
Coastguards plus others from BARB, the RNLI and local beach wardens.
in memory of Dylan, whose body was taken to be cremated after
the service, were asked to be made to BARB (Burnham Area Rescue
parents thanked the local community and rescue services in Burnham
for their support.
toddler was visiting his grandparents when he fell into the water
from Burnham's jetty at around 6pm on Sunday August 19th.
disappeared from view when he was pulled under the sea water.
His parents both attempted to save him by diving into the water
but they were unable to find him.
body was found by a member of the public four days later
and less than half a mile away from where he was last seen
at Burnham Sailing Club.