Police name two teenage boys found dead at North East cliffs

Alex Yeoman and Harry Watson.
Alex Yeoman and Harry Watson.

Two teenagers found dead at a North East beauty spot have been named by police.

The 17-year-olds, who were discovered at Huntcliff in Saltburn around 7pm on Friday, have been named as Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman.

Police said inquiries are ongoing to establish what happened to the boys, who are both from the East Cleveland area.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

The family of Alex Yeoman have said that he is a “loving son” who will be sadly missed. Alex is a stepson and has four siblings and a further two step siblings.

Harry Watson’s family have described him as “precious” and said he would be sadly missed. Harry has three siblings.

Specialist officers are continuing to support both families.

The families have expressed their thanks for the messages of support and condolence that have been sent to them, however, they would like to be left to grieve in peace.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene for the boys. Police would ask that any other floral tributes are left at the bottom of the steps to Huntcliff.

Any witnesses who may have been in the area of the Circle Sculpture at Huntcliff around the time of the incident are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Hodgson from Cleveland Police Major Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101.