The Daily Telegraph

Teenage boys found dead at cliff named

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TWO teenage boys found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Cleveland in unexplaine­d circumstan­ces have been named by police, as the family say they do not have answers for the tragedy.

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

They are understood to be childhood friends and attended Freebrough college near Middlesbro­ugh. Police said enquiries were ongoing to establish what happened, but the deaths were not being treated as suspicious. Paying tribute to her son Harry, Tanya Watson wrote: “It is with great sadness and sorrow that last night our precious 17-year-old son Harry Watson has passed away. ... We don’t have many answers but Harry is one of the gifts in life, always there for everyone and anyone.”

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. Witnesses are urged to contact Det Sgt Paul Hodgson from the major crime team.

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