Four bodies have been found in a car during the search for a group of missing teenagers.
Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris are thought to have been travelling in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas of Gwynedd when they were last heard from.
They were soon reported missing, with local police launching a widespread search for their vehicle.
Four bodies were eventually recovered from a silver Ford Fiesta, which appears to have left the road on the A4085 at Garreg, near Tremadog.
And sadly, the news was confirmed by police today (21 November) that the bodies had been identified as the friends.
Superintendent Owain Llewelyn 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.
"We would ask that the family be afforded the appropriate privacy and respect."
Crystal Owen, the mother of Harvey, said she didn't know the boys were going camping, instead thinking they were going to stay with a friend’s grandfather.
She told the BBC amid the search: “I am frantically worried, we haven’t slept a wink, we are desperate to chase any lead we can.
“If I’d have known (where he was going) I wouldn’t have let him due to the winter weather conditions.
“They are all sensitive, intelligent lads and we are just hoping they parked up, got lost and are OK.”
Following news of their disappearance, it was revealed the group were studying for their A-levels at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the college group said: "The college’s immediate thoughts are with the family and friends of the teenagers missing in North Wales.
"We can confirm that all four of the teenagers are students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group and are studying A-levels with the college.
"This is a very worrying time, and we all want them to be found safe and well."
Alan Doust is the headteacher at Meole Brace School in Shrewsbury, where all four used to go.
"Jev, Harvey and Wilf left us last year at the end of Year 11, and Hugo the year before," he said.
"All four boys were well-thought of and well-known by the school community.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families for their safe return."Featured Image Credit: North Wales Police
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