Four teenagers, identified as Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson, and Hugo Morris, have gone missing during a camping trip in North Wales, according to Lisa Corfield, the mother of one of the boys’ girlfriends.
The young men, believed to be in their late teens and from the Shrewsbury area, were last seen in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas of Gwynedd on Sunday morning.
Despite their expected return on Monday morning, none of them have contacted friends or family, and all their phones are switched off.
Urgent Search Launched as Families Express Desperation
North Wales Police have launched an urgent search for the missing teens, describing the situation as “desperate.” Concerns have been heightened as the lack of contact is considered out of character, leaving the families “frantic with worry.”
A coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon was deployed to search the Glaslyn Nature Reserve area, but as of now, the missing vehicle, a silver Ford Fiesta with registration HY14 GVO, has not been located.
Limited Camping Experience and Basic Equipment
Lisa Corfield disclosed that the teenagers were not experienced campers and had basic camping equipment, including a tent and sleeping bags.
She mentioned, “They have never been there before [They] were just going for the night, so have a tent and sleeping bags but only the basics.” The families remain in the dark about the teens’ whereabouts, adding to the growing concern.
Appeals and Pleas for Information
Family members of the missing teenagers have taken to social media to appeal for information. Harvey’s mother reposted the appeal shared by North Wales Police, expressing her frantic worry.
Mel Hirst, another family member, pleaded for any news and urged users to share the post. The police and mountain rescue teams continue to actively search the area and have called on anyone who may have seen the teens or their vehicle to contact them immediately.
The statement from North Wales Police provides the names of the missing males and the registration number of the vehicle, urging any sightings to be reported with reference number A184194.