The mum of one of four boys found dead in a car following a camping trip has spoken of the "nightmare" she finds herself in. Wilf Henderson, Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen and Hugo Morris, from Shrewsbury, were found in an overturned, partially submerged car in Gwynedd, north Wales.
The friends had not been seen since Sunday morning, prompting a major search. And Harvey's mother, Crystal Owen, said on social media: "Nothing will make this nightmare go away.
"I just wanted to say I do appreciate people's kindness but no amount of messages is going to help me overcome this." It comes after tributes to the A-Level students have flooded in. Maddi Corfield, the girlfriend of Wilf, said: "I'm going to miss you forever. The sweetest and most loving boy I've ever known. I hope you know how much I love you, gorgeous.
"Thank you for all the time you've spent with me... thank you for loving me endlessly. I promise I'll do the same for you, my sweet, sweet angel. I can't imagine my world without you. I'm missing you so much already, but I am going to enjoy life the way you would've wanted, the way that you made me feel."
Her mother, Lisa Corfield, added: "I am absolutely heartbroken for Maddi and all of the families involved. Wilf was such a lovely, kind lad and treated Maddi in a way only a mother could hope her daughter be treated."
The boys had been on a camping trip but the alarm was raised when they failed to make it home. Tragically, their bodies were found yesterday (November 21) near the A4085 in Garreg, near Tremadog, Gwynedd.
Supt Owain Llewellyn said that their deaths "appear to have been a tragic accident". He added that it was thought the group travelled to Harlech on Saturday with plans to camp in Eryri, Snowdonia, on Sunday.
The boys were last seen in a silver Ford Fiesta, which was found during a police search on Tuesday after a tip-off from a member of the public. The force said the teens' families had been informed, adding that the search had now finished, but inquiries were ongoing to formally identify those in the vehicle, and understand what led to the deaths.