Tributes to pal who died after cliff fall

Cliffs at West Pier, Whitby. Picture by Ceri Oakes, Whitby Gazette
Cliffs at West Pier, Whitby. Picture by Ceri Oakes, Whitby Gazette

TRIBUTES are pouring in to a much-loved 29 year-old who died in a fall from a cliff in Whitby.

Adam Sykes, 29, a former Rastrick High pupil, had moved to the town to live with his mum and stepdad.

His Facebook page is covered in tributes from friends offering their sympathyy.

Adam, a music lover, had worked in Huddersfield and recently worked as a chef.

His body was found by dog walker Irene Lyth on Sunday near the West Pier in Whitby. It was the second time she had found a body on the beach.

Mrs Lyth had been waiting for friend Celia King to join her on the beach when she found the body among rocks.

Adam’s friend Oliver Hutchinson wrote: “Absolutely devastated. We’ll never forget the amazing times. Miss you forever, my friend xx.”

Tom White wrote: “I know we haven’t spoken in a while, Adam. I really regret this . . .I wish I had the chance to tell you again in person just how wonderful you are, mate. God speed – the pleasure was all ours. RIP, brother. Xx”.

Adam’s older sister Emma paid tribute to her brother on the local newspaper website in Whitby.

“To Adam, my daft little brother, who I loved dearly.

“I’m sorry that you’ll never meet your tiny niece. I’ll tell her stories of you when she’s older. I know she would have loved her wacky, funny, cool, kind uncle. I love you, Rick, so much – always have and always will and all I can hope now is that you have finally found some peace. I’ll never stop thinking of you. xxx”

Adam’s funeral will take place in Scarborough on Tuesday at 2.40pm. In January, his ashes will be taken to India.