Mother of teenager killed in Wales issues heartbreaking statement on 'nightmare she can't wake up from'

The four teenagers

The car was left on a road in Garreg, near Tremadog

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 21/11/2023

- 16:33

Updated: 23/11/2023

- 08:33

The police were searching for Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris

The mother of one of the four teenage boys who died in a tragic accident in Snowdonia has issued a heartbreaking statement on her loss.

Yesterday North Wales police confirmed they had found the bodies whilst searching for Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris who had been missing since the weekend.

Police found a car containing the bodies of the four teenagers “upside down, partially submerged in water”.

Harvey's mother, Crystal Owen has since released a statement on her grief.

WATCH NOW: Wales Police statement on the crash

She said: "I feel like I’m in a nightmare I wish I could wake up from but I’m not.

"I just wanted to say I do appreciate people’s kindness but no amount of messages is going to help me overcome this.

"Nothing will make this nightmare go away."

Supt Owain Llewellyn, of North Wales Police, said a member of the public reported that the vehicle had left the road.

He went on: “Police officers attended and located a Ford Fiesta vehicle upside down, partially submerged in water.

“Tragically, the bodies of four young males were recovered from within the vehicle.”

Llewellyn continued: “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.


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“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.”

Investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances, police said.

Commenting on the reported tragic car accident in North Wales, Welsh Conservative Leader, Andrew RT Davies MS said:

“The thoughts of the entire Welsh Conservative Group are with the families and friends of the boys who have sadly lost their lives.

“Our thanks go to the emergency services and all organisations who have been involved in the search which has ended in the worst of outcomes.”

The four boys were travelling in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas of Gwynedd.

The quartet, reportedly from Shrewsbury, were last seen in a silver Ford Fiesta.

Officers confirmed the registration number was HY14 GVO.

SnowdoniaThe four boys went missing during a camping trip in SnowdoniaPA

It is believed the group ventured into North Wales to go camping in the Snowdonia area.

They were expected to return home on Monday morning.

Family members have become increasingly concerned about the group failed to make contact with loved-ones.

“I am frantic with worry,” Harvey’s mother wrote on Facebook.

Another woman, who said her daughter was in a relationship with one of the boys, added: “My daughter's boyfriend is the first lad.

"They have been missing up Snowdonia after going camping yesterday and were due home this morning but have not been seen or heard from since.

Police discovered the car earlier today.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team chairman Chris Lloyd confirmed Sunday was spent looking for the vehicle after police asked for support.

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