silence for Dylan Cecil at start of Burnham rescue services day
minute's silence will be held by members of Burnham-On-Sea's rescue
services in memory of four year-old Dylan Cecil at the start of
Sunday's annual rescue services day in the town.
of volunteers from local rescue services - many of whom have been
involved in this week's search operation - will take part in the
period of silence at 10am in memory of the youngster who went
missing after slipping off the end of Burnham's jetty a week ago.
20 different emergency groups will take part in the annual event,
including Burnham hovercraft rescue charity BARB (Burnham Area
Rescue Boat), Burnham RNLI, HM Coastguard, Avon and Somerset Police,
plus fire and ambulance crews.
10am Minute's Silence in memory of Dylan Cecil
Opening of the event
Procession of rescue vehicles Coastguard, BARB and
Wessex 4x4 Response - along the beach from Berrow to Burnham
Coastguard mud rescue demonstration
Hovercraft rescue demonstration
Lifeguards rescue demonstration
Skywatch microlights flypast
Helicopter rescue demonstration
Drift exercise by Burnham RNLI
Memorial service for Dylan Cecil at St Andrew's Church
Times are subject to change without notice
of the organisers said: "This year's event will be sombre
after this week's sad events. The day is an essential opportunity
to give out safety advice at the height of the summer tourist
season. It will also be an opportunity for visitors to see the
work of our local emergency services at first hand and support
demonstrations and displays will be held along Burnham seafront
and the beach until 5pm. Mayor Ken Smout and MP Tessa Munt will
open the event.
expected to be in attendance are St John Ambulance, Skywatch Microlights,
Freewheeler Blood Bikes, Wessex 4 x 4 Response, Mendip Cave Rescue,
Avon and Somerset Cliff Rescue, Exmoor Search and Rescue, Marine
Life Rescue, Burnham Lifeguards, The Red Cross, Civil Contingencies,
Environment Agency, National Blood Donor Service, RSPCA, Weston
Super Mare Radio Club and WRVS.
and teams from each service will be on hand during the day and
life-saving demonstrations will take place in the sea and on the
beach, giving spectators a unique chance to see their work up-close.