THE family of a young man who tragically died in a quarry have paid tribute to him, calling him a "legend".

Jayden Clarke's body was recovered from Shavers End Quarry, near Stourport on Monday, July 8.

Yesterday, police revealed his identity, confirming it was the former Bishop Perowne student who had been found in the quarry.

He died of a head injury before entering into the water.

Jayden's family paid tribute to the 18 year-old from Worcester, who was studying motor mechanics at Heart of Worcestershire College, in a statement which said: "We want to say how grateful we are for everyone’s support and donations through the just giving page and to the divers that recovered Jayden from the quarry.

"Jayden is known as a legend and has touched so many peoples lives.

"He was the most caring, kind and gentle person and everyone loves him.

"Jayden lived his life on two wheels and his bikes were his world."

Funeral arrangements are 12pm at St. Barnabas' church on Tuesday, July 30 to be followed by the Worcester Crematorium at 1pm.

Since the news, members of the public have taken to Facebook to send their condolences and pay tribute to him.

Natalee Gorman said: "Jayden will be forever missed by myself and everyone else who was lucky enough to meet him, rest easy - taken way too soon."

Billy Locke said: "I miss you man I always will."

Teagan May said: "I will miss you so much."

A JustGiving page has been set up to help Jayden's family pay for the funeral, which can be found at

A police spokesman said: "Formal identification has taken place, and it has been confirmed as missing 18-year-old Jayden Clarke that entered the water on the evening of Sunday, July 7.

"The body has been recovered by Police divers from North West Police underwater search team that have been helping West Mercia Police with the investigation.

"The post-mortem revealed Jayden Clarke died of a head injury before entering the water.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."

Funeral arrangements are at noon at St. Barnabas' church on Tuesday, July 30 to be followed by the Worcester Crematorium at 1pm.

An inquest into Jayden's death opened on Tuesday (July 16) and has been adjourned awaiting reports until February next year.