Tributes have been paid to teenagers Harry Watson, left, and Alex Yeoman
The two 17-year-old boys, named by police as Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman, were discovered at Huntcliff in Saltburn, Cleveland, on Friday evening.
Harry’s mother, Tanya, posted on Facebook: “It is with great sadness and sorrow that last night our precious 17-year-old son Harry Watson has passed away.”
She said: “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.”
In a statement through the police, Harry’s family said he was “precious” and would be sadly missed.
Cliffs at Huntcliff where the two bodies were discovered
Alex was described as “a loving son” who would also be sadly missed.
Cleveland Police said inquiries were ongoing but they were not treating the incident as suspicious at this time.
Local p;olice are saying the incident is not being treated as suspicious
They said the families of the boys had expressed their thanks for the messages of support and condolence that have been sent to them but had now asked to be left in peace to grieve.
The boys, from Lofthouse, North Yorks, were described as “best mates” by Alex Yeoman’s sister Samantha Walker on social media.
“Rest in peace to the both of you, gone but you will never be forgotten. Alex, love you to the moon and back,” she wrote.