The family of a teenager have paid tribute to their “beautiful daughter” after police confirmed the identity of a girl pulled from the sea at Saltburn beach, North Yorkshire, on Sunday.
Emergency services, including two lifeboats and an air ambulance, were scrambled to the beach following reports of a body in the water at around 2pm.
Cleveland Police has now confirmed the body pulled from the water has been identified as Freya Cayley, 16, from Easington, Cleveland.
In a tribute, the teenager’s family said: “We are truly devastated to announce the passing of our beautiful daughter Freya “Boo”.
“It is not possible to describe the pain and loss that we as a family feel. We take so much comfort in knowing how loved Freya was by so many.
“We will never overcome the loss of our treasured child but we will strive to carry her memory forward and celebrate Freya as life continues for us.
“We love and miss you Boo but we know you are always with us in our hearts, we will never truly lose you xxxx”
The police confirmed it is continuing its enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death.