Two teenage friends found at bottom of cliffs in unexplained circumstances as mother says 'we don't have many answers'

Rozina Sabur
Harry Watson, left, with Alex Yeoman

Two teenage boys found dead at cliffs in Cleveland in unexplained circumstances have been named by police, as the family say they do not have any answers for the tragedy.

Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman, both 17, were discovered at Huntcliff in Saltburn at 7pm on Friday evening.

They are understood to be childhood friends and attended Freebrough College in Middlesborough.

Police said enquiries are ongoing to establish what happened.

Paying tribute to her son Harry,  Tanya Watson wrote on Facebook: "It is with great sadness and sorrow that last night our precious 17 year old son Harry Watson has passed away.

"Family are all informed and I know you are all after answers about my op (sic) well as u can imagine this has been postponed please understand at this difficult time we don't have many answers but Harry is one of the gifts in life always there for everyone and anyone.

"He will always live in our hearts and we will get through this as the strong family that we are because that's what Harry would have wanted we love him all the world love you minions (sic) my Harry."

 Huntcliff in Saltburn Credit: Rex Features 

Alex's sister, Samantha Walker, wrote on Facebook: "Feeling really upset today as found out last night that my younger brother Alex Yeoman and his best mate harry have died. Rest in peace to the both you gone but you will never be forgotten Alex love you to the moon and back".

A friend of Harry's wrote on social media: "Harry was one of a kind, he had a beautiful smile that lit up a room and a huge heart".

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances but said they were not treating the deaths as suspicious.

Tributes have been left at the scene to the boys, both from the East Cleveland area.

Both families are being supported by specialist officers, the force added.

In a statement Cleveland Police said: "The families of the boys are being supported by specialist officers and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time."

Witnesses are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Hodgson from the major crime team.

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