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Sea boy's mother condemns web page
The mother of a four-year-old boy lost at sea said she has been "destroyed" by comments posted on an internet page apparently pretending to be her son.
Dylan Cecil was on holiday with his family when he walked on to the jetty in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, to get a closer look at the sea. But he slipped off the side and disappeared beneath the muddy water at around 6pm on Sunday.
His parents desperately tried to rescue him, but were unable to reach their son and had to be pulled from the water by passers-by.
His mother Rachel McCollum posted on Facebook: "How low can people be? I tried saving my son and a page (is) set up speaking like they are him. I'm distraught he is still missing at sea, I aint slept at all and to find someone pretending to be my son has destroyed me even more."
She said on Monday that she was "destroyed beyond words - my heart, soul and life ripped apart".
A Facebook page set up in Dylan's name has two posts, the first saying: "This is a memory page of Dylan that sadly lost his life, lets show the family we're thinking of them and sending our love. x."
A second post reads: "To my mum, my daddy and sisters and sea side grandparents I love you all am in heaven waiting on you all. I'll be looking down on you :-) x SENT FROM THE RAINBOW AND FLOWERS AND SUNSHINE IN HEAVEN...X."
The youngster, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was visiting his grandparents with his mother, father Darren Cecil and two younger sisters, aged one and three.
A growing pile of flowers, cuddly toys and tributes have been placed on the sea wall next to the jetty.
Dylan's grandmother Jackie McCollum, from nearby Brean, said: "He loved coming up to see us, he loved the seaside. He was a bubbly, bubbly, lovely kid. He was our only grandson."