in shock after tragedy on Burnham-On-Sea jetty
of floral tributes have today (Monday) been left on Burnham-On-Sea's
seafront in memory of a four year-old boy who lost his life after
falling from the town's jetty into the sea last night.
of flowers and toys have been laid on the sea wall in memory of
the young Dylan Cecil, from Kettering, who went missing after
slipping off the jetty and falling into the water at 6pm on Sunday
family has thanked local people for their support. Dylan's grandparents,
David and Jackie McCollum, said: "We're all just devastated.
He loved coming up to see us, he loved the seaside. He was a bubbly,
bubbly, lovely kid. We couldn't have wished for a grandson any
of local residents took part in a candlelit vigil on Monday evening
as a mark of respect to the youngster.
Graham Witts from St Andrew's Church said: "Burnham's community
has united together at this difficult time. We have had a roller
coaster of a few weeks in the town after the elation of our local
Olympics BMX rider, Liam Phillips, making us so proud and then
this. Heartfelt sympathies go to the family and huge appreciation
to our rescue services."
Dennis Davey, pictured, laid a bouquet in memory of Dylan on behalf
of the Town Council and added: "The town is in shock after
this terrible tragedy and our sympathies go to the family at this
time. We also thank our emergency services for all their work
and their dedication."
Keith McCorbrey said: "As you can all imagine this has been
an extremely difficult time for the family who tried in vain to
save him and were pulled from the water and treated by ambulance."
have been left traumatised by the whole incident. A police family
liaison officer is providing support and keeping them updated
on the progress of the rescue attempt."