Camping Trip Turns Deadly for Group of Teen Friends

Porthmadog, Wales – Four teenage boys tragically lost their lives in a camping trip accident in Wales, according to North Wales Police. The bodies of Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Fitchett, and Hugo Morris, aged between 16 and 18, were discovered inside a vehicle that had veered off the road and partially submerged in water. The boys had been reported missing since Sunday morning.

North Wales Police Superintendent Owain Llewellyn expressed his sadness, saying, “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.” He also acknowledged the extensive search efforts involving multiple agencies and volunteers. The police requested that the family be given privacy and respect.

Authorities are currently investigating the circumstances that led to the incident. The car, an upside-down Ford Fiesta, was located in the Porthmadog area of Wales, following information provided by a member of the public.

The remote Eryri area of Wales, popularly known as Snowdonia, where the boys were camping, is renowned for its hiking and camping opportunities and is home to Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in the U.K. outside of the Scottish Highlands.

The devastating news has shaken the boys’ school, Shrewsbury College. In a statement, the school extended its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young victims. They also expressed gratitude towards the emergency services, mountain rescue teams, and the public for their assistance in the search efforts.

Crystal, the mother of Harvey Owen, one of the deceased teenagers, shared her grief on Facebook, saying, “I feel like I’m in a nightmare I wish I could wake up from, but I’m not.” She added, “Nothing will make this nightmare go away.”