The two young men who died after the car they were in plunged down a cliff in a late-night four-wheel drive accident have been identified. Matthew Farr, 22, and Louis Eeles, also 22, were camping with a group of friends in a remote area about 10km north of Horrocks Beach, near Geraldton, when they decided to go for a four-wheel drive adventure with another friend at around midnight on Sunday. The trio were in a Nissan Patrol when the car plunged off a steep cliff about 3.40am, careening more than 20 metres down the rock face, rolling and ending on its roof, part-way down the cliff. Mr Farr and Mr Eeles both suffered fatal injuries. The third man, a 21-year-old who was believed to be wearing a seatbelt, miraculously survived and climbed back up the cliff to raise the alarm. Police were alerted about 3.45am. The two who died were well-known in Geraldton and graduated from the local high school five years ago. Their social media accounts are filled with photos of the adventures they got up to on their weekends including spearfishing and four-wheel driving. Tributes have begun to flow for the two friends with Mr Farr’s death confirmed on his own Facebook page by his loved one Amy Ahearn. “I wanted to let everyone know that Matthew Farr and one of his friends has passed away in a four-wheel driving accident in the early hours of Sunday morning,” Ms Ahearn wrote. “We would like to thank everyone who assisted in that critical time and thank you for all of the messages. “We also want to extend our condolences to all the families involved. “The boys will be deeply missed.” Mr Farr’s brother Phillip shared the post and added, “I love you my brother, I know you guys will still be kicking on up there.” A heart-wrenching tribute posted online described the pair, who were avid spearfishers, as friends who always knew how to have a good time. “You boys were always having fun, I bet youse (sic) are still kicking on up there,” one wrote. Mr Eeles cousin Trent Brown said he had so much life to live. “He was such a smart, motivated boy who just loved his family with his whole heart.” Another wrote, ”Bless your beautiful heart ... may you rest easy and decorate the sky for us and watch down on your beautiful family. Gone way too quickly. Will miss the quick chats and the missions through the dunes. Fly high up there we are all looking up.” One camper — who wished to remain anonymous — told The West he didn’t know the men personally, but described them as a “good bunch of lads” after he had a casual chat with them on the beach on Sunday evening. Major crash investigators remained at the scene on Monday as police worked to retrieve the wreckage. The sole survivor was flown to Royal Perth Hospital on Sunday, following a short stay at the Geraldton Health Campus. He remained in a stable condition on Monday morning. It is understood that after the crash, he regained consciousness and managed to climb back up the cliff to the road. Around the same time, someone in the camping group — believed to be the girlfriend of one of the men — woke and realised they had not returned and raised the alarm. The survivor was later found wandering by the other campers. It is not known how long he had been walking and his memory of the event is believed to be hazy. Mid West Gascoyne Police Superintendent Steve Post on Monday afternoon said the third occupant who “miraculously” survived was receiving treatment for spinal and neck injuries. It’s believed he was in the rear passenger seat at the time of the incident. “He is talking, however his recollection of events … have been affected by the incident so we’ll be waiting until he receives full treatment before we interview him and try to ascertain exactly what occurred on the night, tragically how this incident took place,” Supt Post. “I’m told that he has significant seatbelt injuries which indicates to us he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of this incident took place.” Supt Post said the circumstances surrounding the crash were still being investigating, adding all factors would be examined, including speed, alcohol and whether the other two occupants were wearing seatbelts. He said he could not comment on how familiar the young men were with the area or whether they had permission to be on the private property. “There’s every indication that this is just a tragic accident,” he said, urging young drivers not to take unnecessary risks on or off road. “This is a tragic reminder of what can happen when vehicles are in these types of areas, so please be careful when you’re out driving around particularly four-wheel driving.” Supt Post said local police was working with the major crash unit and a local towing company to remove the 4WD, but that was still “subject to further examination”. When asked if there was a chance the car would be left there if it was too risky to remove, Supt Post said “every effort” would be made to retrieve the vehicle. Supt Post said the hearts of everyone went out to the families of the two young men. “I have spoken to the family of the survivor and they also send their condolences to the families and friends of the two boys who tragically lost their lives,” he said. “Everybody’s feeling it, the first responders are certainly feeling it, the community is feeling it, it’s just a tragic set of circumstances.” Police and fire crews recovered the bodies of the two men off White Cliffs Road, between Horrocks Beach and Port Gregory, on Sunday morning. Police are now trying to organise a heavy-duty tow truck to retrieve the wreckage, but are waiting on permission from the owner to access the private property. Resident Reg Reynolds is the owner of Horrocks Beachside Cottages and the caretaker for Little Bay Campgrounds said the track was not a common route for four-wheel driving and it would have been extremely dangerous to navigate at night. “It would’ve been dark so they wouldn’t have been able to see, probably just didn’t realise it just went straight to the cliff,” he said. The gate to lot 98 White Cliffs Rd, the block where the tragedy occurred, had rope tied around the fence rather than a lock. Mr Reynolds said: “It is a tragic accident, and at the end of the day they were young blokes in a four-by-four having a bit of fun. Not breaking into houses or causing any trouble.” Mr Reynolds believes adequate signage would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. “You can’t stop people from four-wheel driving full stop. That’s why Horrocks is Horrocks, but making sure people know the area and what to expect would help too,” he said. Police are preparing a report for the Coroner. Major Crash investigators are conducting an examination of the scene and are appealing for anyone with information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.