Update: Search for boy lost at sea is called off

PUBLISHED: 19:51 20 August 2012

Burnham RNLI craft break off the search.

Burnham RNLI craft break off the search.


COASTGUARDS have called off the search for a four-year-old boy, who went missing in the sea off Burnham, tonight (Mon).

A major search and recovery operation was launched on Sunday evening after Dylan Cecil slipped off the jetty while out with his parents who were visiting from Kettering.

Despite his parents going in to find Dylan, they in turn had to be pulled out by passers-by and emergency services were called at around 6pm.

Rescue teams from the RNLI, BARB and Coastguard were launched and scoured the waters, with helicopters from the Coastguard and police officers assisting, but Dylan has still not been found.

A Coastguard spokesman said all teams have been called back and it is now in the hands of the police.

They added the Coastguard team are willing to continue the search in the morning, but that decision has not yet been made definite.

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