Published: October 17, 2012
New warning signs for Burnham-On-Sea jetty after Dylan Cecil tragedy

New warning signs have been installed on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront urging walkers to "take extreme care" while using the town's jetty following the tragic death of four year-old Dylan Cecil in August.

The signs, pictured here, have been installed on the lifeguards building at the top of the jetty. They state: "Warning - no lifeguard on duty. Take extreme care on the jetty."

Sedgemoor District Council's Corporate Relations Manager, Claire Faun, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The signs are in place to reflect that the lifeguard service has ended for the summer season. The signs will be in place over the winter months."

She added that the council's internal inquiry into the tragedy is "ongoing" and will not be completed until after the full inquest into the death of Dylan.

A petition was launched last month to encourage Sedgemoor District Council and MP Tessa Munt to introduce new safety improvements. It has been signed by over 1,000 people.

Dylan fell into the sea from the jetty on Sunday August 19th, sparking a huge search by the town's marine rescue services. His body was washed up four days later half a mile away on the beach near the town's sailing club.

A floral bouquet left in memory of Dylan at the top of the jetty this week

One of the new signs is on the door of the lifeguards building

 


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