to updateEmergency services are scrambling to find four missing teenagers in North Wales. The boys went missing after going camping near Snowdonia National Park. We haven’t heard from them since Sunday morning. Just after 1pm this afternoon, North Wales Police reported on Channel X that the four’s car had been recovered.
According to the police, these are Jevon Hurst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris. They come from the English city of Shrewsbury – 90 kilometers away – and drive a silver Ford Fiesta.
Search efforts are currently underway near Snowdonia National Park, home to the highest mountain in Wales. Rescue teams headed to several remote parking lots on Sunday, but were unable to find the boys’ car anywhere. Coastguard helicopters have now expanded their search area to Glaslyn Nature Reserve, 80 kilometers away. This afternoon, it was reported that the boys’ car had been found, but police have not provided any further information at this time.
The mother of 17-year-old Harvey Owen posted a cry for help on Facebook late last night. “I am very concerned. One of these boys is my son Harvey. Please share and tag someone in Wales or get in touch with any information you have,” she wrote.
She told the BBC that she did not know her son was going camping, but assumed he was staying at a friend’s grandfather’s house. She said the boys last used their smartphones on Sunday at noon in Porthmadog. Since then, her son has no longer logged into WhatsApp, which is unusual, she said.
“We are aggressively searching for every possible lead,” she added. “If I had known where he wanted to go, I would have prevented him because it is winter. They are all sensitive and intelligent boys and we hope that they stopped somewhere, got lost, and are doing well.”
Lisa Corfield, the mother of a friend of one of the boys, told British news website MailOnline that the teenagers were not experienced campers. “They had never been to that area before. “They only went for one night and only took a tent and sleeping bags. Just the basics.”
Police are urging anyone who knows anything to contact them.
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