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Saltburn cliff deaths: Family plan memorial walk

Harry Watson (left) and Alex Yeoman Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Harry Watson (left) was described as "precious" and Alex Yeoman was described as a "loving son" in family tributes

The family of a teenager who was found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a friend are planning a memorial walk.

The bodies of Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman, both 17, were found by officers at Huntcliff in Saltburn, at about 19:00 GMT on Friday.

Alex's step-sister Pauline Walker is organising a walk up Roseberry Topping on 18 April, which would have been his 18th birthday.

Cleveland Police are continuing to investigate how the pair died.

Ms Walker told the BBC: "Everyone's completely lost.

"No-one knows what's actually gone on and why they were up there or anything and it really is a big hole in everyone's heart."

Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene for the two friends

In a post on Facebook, Ms Walker said she will be wearing a red Manchester United shirt with Mr Yeoman's name and the number 18 on it for the walk.

A minute's silence was held at Freebrough Academy, the former school of the teenagers from Loftus, on Monday.

Image caption The 17-year-olds were described as "very positive members" of their school

George Butler, a friend of the pair, said he had spoken to them the night before they died.

He said: "They were too young to go. They were so kind, they would do anything for you, I'm going to miss them beyond words."

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

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