search for Dylan Cecil underway in Burnham-On-Sea
specialist underwater rescue boat is searching the waters around
Burnham-On-Sea today (Wednesday) in a hunt for the body of four-year-old
Dylan Cecil who went missing three days ago.
UK Underwater Rescue, an independent charity, is using hi-tech
sonar equipment to try and find the body of the youngster, who
slipped off Burnham's jetty on Sunday night.
organisation's Chief Executive, Duncan Winsbury, pictured, said
the group's rescue boat began searched the water from 6.30pm until
10pm last night to configure the equipment ahead of a full search
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our boat is equipped with two side
scan sonars which are purposefully designed to find bodies under
water. The equipment includes a robot arm that can recover objects
on the sea bottom."
designed to operate in zero visibility water so the muddy waters
of the Bristol Channel should not pose a problem."
will be a big day - we searched for three miles downstream to
configure the sonar last night and now intend to widen the search.
We found a lot of particles in the water which generate a lot
of reflection, but we have configured our kit around this."
recently used the equipment at a lake in Sutton Park and found
a missing body in just seven minutes. It is really powerful."
recovery operation involving lifeboats, hovercraft, Coastguards
and beach wardens resumed
on Tuesday and further searches of the coast for Dylan are
planned for today.