District Council launches investigation after jetty tragedy
District Council is to carry out a full 'internal review' of Burnham-On-Sea's
jetty and its procedures following the tragic loss of a four year-old
boy at the end of the structure on Sunday (August 21st).
council's Health and Safety Officer, Derrick Cox, visited the
jetty this afternoon (Tuesday), as pictured here, at the spot
where young Dylan Cecil slipped into the sea.
council, which owns the jetty and operates a lifeguard service
on the beach until 6pm each day, is establishing what happened
and at what time.
Faun, Corporate Relations Manager at Sedgemoor District Council,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Tuesday: "Along with other community
leaders, Sedgemoor District Council sends its condolences to the
family of Dylan Cecil."
jetty was constructed in the late 19th century and is a well-used,
working jetty built for the purpose of launching boats and emergency
are many warning signs along the beach, The Esplanade and on the
jetty hut. Beach safety leaflets are distributed. Sedgemoor District
Council is satisfied that all their procedures were followed correctly."
with all tragic accidents of this nature, Sedgemoor District Council
will be carrying out an internal review to establish all relevant