The college attended by four boys who tragically died on a camping trip have offered support to students and staff. A desperate search for Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson, and Hugo Morris was carried out yesterday (November 21) after the teens failed to return home as planned.
But tragically, four bodies were discovered in a car in Wales which was on its roof and partially submerged in water. The boys were thought to have been camping in the Harlech/Porthmadog area before what has been called a "tragic accident".
All four attended Shrewsbury College and a spokesperson for the site has since offered their thoughts to anyone affected by the sad news. They said: "We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the four young men who tragically died in the suspected traffic accident.
"This news is truly heartbreaking and our thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic news. We will be working directly with students and staff who are affected by terrible accident and have put in place a range of support measures for all our community."
Police confirmed that they had discovered the bodies of the boys yesterday. Supt Owain Llewelyn told journalists that the silver Ford Fiesta the authorities had been searching for was found "on its roof" and "partially submerged in water".
And the four teens were found "within the vehicle". He added that enquiries were ongoing to establish the circumstances that led to the car leaving the road and he thanked every agency involved in the search.
Supt Llewelyn said: "At present, 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. This has been an extensive search involving a number of different agencies and volunteers, and this is sadly not the outcome that any of us would have wanted. We would ask that the family be afforded the appropriate privacy and respect."
In the statement released yesterday, North Wales Police said the bodies were recovered from a car which appeared to have left the road near to Snowdonia on the A4085 at Garreg, near Tremadog, in Gwynedd, north west Wales.