Families issue desperate plea as four boys go missing after camping trip
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The families of four young men who have not been seen since Sunday (19 November) when they went on a camping trip have made a plea for any information which could lead to their safe return.
Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris were last seen getting into a silver Ford Fiesta with a HY14 GVO registration.
They've not been seen or heard from since then, and they were supposed to return home from their camping trip the next day.
The boys are thought to have been travelling in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas of Gwynedd, Wales.
None of them have made any contact with relatives since departing on their trip and their phones seem to be switched off.
North Wales Police have launched a search for the four boys, who are thought to come from the Shrewsbury area, with officers and mountain rescue on the lookout.
An appeal was launched on social media in the hopes that anyone who has information about the missing young men could provide it and help the search.
They said: "The police have Police have concerns for 4 young males missing from the Harlech/Porthmadog area since the morning of the 19/11/23.
"The four males names are Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris.
"They were travelling in a silver Ford Fiesta registration HY14GVO. Any sightings please contact North Wales Police and quote ref num A184194."
According to Metro, the families of the boys said they were not experienced campers and had taken limited equipment with them.
It also reports that a relative of Wilf Henderson said the boys had said they were heading to Snowdonia.
The families of the boys said the lack of contact from the four is out of character and the mother of Harvey Owen made an impassioned plea for anyone with information to bring it to the police.
"I am frantic with worry," she said as she shared the police's appeal.
"One of these boys is my son Harvey, please, please, please, share and tag anyone in Wales or get in touch with any information you may have."
A coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon has been deployed in the search for the four boys, with the BBC reporting that it was searching the area around Glaslyn Nature Reserve, north east of Porthmadog, at 04:30 am this morning.
However, it also reports that the helicopter has since returned to base.
In addition the BBC reports that Chris Lloyd, chairman of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team, said teams had been searching car parks for the silver Ford Fiesta.
He said: "We were called out by North Wales Police early yesterday afternoon.
"Our first job was to look for any indication they were on the mountain.
"We deployed two or three teams to drive around all the carparks. We cannot find the car. We are still actively looking for it and are continuing to search. We don't have specific area where to search."
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