Four teenage boys who have been missing for days have been found dead after their car was discovered “partially submerged in water” in the UK.
Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris were last seen on Sunday, travelling in a silver Ford Fiesta in the Porthmadog area in Wales.
North Wales Police Superintendent Owain Llewelyn told local media that their Ford Fiesta vehicle was found on its roof by a member of the public.
“Tragically the bodies of four young males were recovered from within the vehicle,” he said.
“Whilst the search is concluded, there is an ongoing investigation to formally identify those within the vehicle and to understand what’s led to this tragic incident.”
The boys were heading towards Snowdonia National Park, north Wales for a camping trip, Llewelyn said.
The local MP Liz Saville-Roberts said the news was” truly heartbreaking” in a social media post.
“As a parent my thoughts go to the families and friends of the four young men whose lives have been lost in this tragic accident,” she said.
“No words can sufficiently reflect the sorrow that this news brings to our whole community.”