NEWQUAY, England -- Two teenagers accidentally jumped to their deaths when they scaled a stone wall to escape a gang of six Scotsman, police reported.
Four vacationing friends jumped a 4-foot stone wall early Sunday to escape their pursuers without knowning that the beach was 60 feet below, police said.
In the accident, following a visit to a disco, Miles Thomas and David Stevens, both 17, plunged to their deaths.
Frazer Herald, 21, first over the wall, managed to hang on to a bush at the edge. He grabbed Thomas' shirt as he came over but the shirt tore.
Michael Quelling, 18, saved himself by grabbing hold of the edge of the stone wall and scrambling back.
The Scots left after hauling Herald to safety.
'We are most anxious to trace them,' said Detective Chief Spt. John Bissett Sunday night. 'We know there was no violence involved so we are appealing to the Scots to come forward.'
The four youths, all from Liverpool, were on a camping holiday at Newquay, 264 miles southwest of London.
'I saw Miles come over,' said Herald. 'I saw his white shirt and I tried to hold on to it. It tore and he went.
'Dave came over almost on top of him, but both of them had jumped too far to have any chance of grabbing on to the bush.'
He said one of the Scotchmen 'grabbed my hand and I think another must have been holding on to him.'