warning signs for Burnham-On-Sea jetty after Dylan Cecil tragedy
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
floral bouquet left in memory of Dylan at the top of the jetty
One of the new signs is on the door of the lifeguards building