release to mark first anniversary of Dylan Cecil tragedy today
of balloons are to be released today in memory of a four year-old
boy who drowned after falling from the town's jetty last year.
Cecil died after falling into the sea on August 19th last year.
Monday marks the first anniversary since the tragedy - and Dylan's
family and friends will be releasing scores of balloons from Burnham
jetty just before 6pm, the same time as the accident. Reverend
Graham Witts will also lead prayers in Dylan's memory.
tragedy sparked a huge search operation by the town's marine rescue
services and his body was found near Burnham Sailing Club four
inquest into the tragedy was held
earlier this year when West Somerset's coroner Michael Rose
recorded an accidental verdict and absolved Dylan's parents of
memorial fund was set up earlier this year to help raise money
in memory of Dylan to benefit under-privileged children.
number of safety improvements have been made since the tragedy,
including extra signs around the jetty, a new audible warning
system and an enhanced lifeguard service from the RNLI.