Four teenagers went hiking in the Snowdonia region of North Wales on Sunday morning. When they did not return home on Monday morning, the search for them began. According to the Daily Mail, police reported finding their car on Tuesday afternoon and confirmed the teenagers dead a few hours later. The victims were named as Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson, and Hugo Morris, who died in a car accident as a result of the storm that hit the area.
At the time when the young men disappeared, the weather was terrible. Emergency services, firefighters, police, and forensic experts were soon on the ground, said Emyr Owen, a resident of Beddgelert, where the accident happened. Manasa Boma, manager of the Royal Goat Hotel, said, “Our worker said that there was a serious accident near our hotel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
The police reported that they are in contact with the families of the victims. Councilor June Jones told the British media, “It was very rainy and wet in the past days, the rivers rose. We know it’s November and the weather is bad, especially for travel. We were hoping that the boys had just lost their signal and that was why they weren’t answering. It’s difficult for people who don’t know the road here to find their way around.”