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Bodies of four missing teens found in overturned car in North Wales

Four teenage boys who had gone missing in North Wales have been found inside an overturned and partly submerged car.

Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson, and Hugo Morris – all Shrewsbury Colleges Group students – had set off to Snowdonia, where it is believed they intended to camp over the weekend.

The four were last seen travelling in a silver Ford Fiesta on Sunday morning.

Concern mounted when the group failed to return home to Shrewsbury on Monday, prompting their families to raise the alarm.

Tip-off

The search intensified, and on Tuesday morning, police received a crucial tip from a member of the public.

Following the lead, law enforcement discovered the overturned vehicle partially submerged in water, approximately five miles from Porthmadog, where the group was last seen.

Authorities are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident, as the community mourns the loss of these young lives.

The details surrounding the discovery of the overturned car and the events leading up to it are currently under scrutiny, with updates expected as the investigation unfolds.

Extensive search

Supt Owain Llewellyn, of North Wales police, said: “At present, this appears to have been a tragic accident, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the four young men at this very difficult time.

“This has been an extensive search involving a number of different agencies and volunteers, and this is sadly not the outcome that any of us would have wanted.

“I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the emergency services and members of the voluntary search agencies and members of the public who supported us with this search.

“Whilst the search is concluded, there is an ongoing investigation to formally identify those within the vehicle and to understand what has led to this tragic incident.”

The college issues a statement which read ‘We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the four young men who tragically died in the suspected traffic accident. This news is truly heart-breaking, and our thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic news.’

 

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