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Second body found on Welsh coast identified

A second body found washed up on a beach in Gwynedd, North Wales has been identified as one of the teens who went missing while swimming in Barmouth.

Waseem Muflahi, 15, had gone missing last Sunday, after going swimming with his friend 14-year-old Yahye Omar, whose body was identified yesterday.

The pair had travelled to the beauty spot as part of a cohort of around 500 people from Birmingham's Yemeni and Somali communities.

Yesterday evening Waseem was identified by family members, and as with the family of his friend Yahye Omar Mohamed, our thoughts are very much with them at this very difficult time.

– Inspector Andy McGregor, North Wales Police

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the case is being handed over to the coroner.

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Body found on North Wales beach identified as Birmingham teen

Yahye Omar Mohamed

A body washed up on a beach in Gwynedd yesterday has been identified as one of the teens who went missing while swimming in Barmouth.

14-year-old Yahye Omar Mohamed from Birmingham was reported missing last Sunday, after going swimming with his friend Waseem Muflahi while on a trip. 15-year-old Waseem is still missing.

The pair had travelled to the beauty spot as part of a cohort of around 500 people from Birmingham's Yemeni and Somali communities.

Waseem Muflahi is still missing

Yesterday evening Yahye was identified by family members and our thoughts are very much with them at this time. They are being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers and we hope you can respect the family’s privacy at this very difficult time.

– INSPECTOR ANDY MCGREGOR, NORTH WALES POLICE

Body of male found on North Wales beach where two Birmingham teenagers went missing on Sunday

Credit: ITV News

The body of a male has been washed ashore in Wales, five days after teenagers from Birmingham went missing after swimming at a nearby beach.

North Wales Police announced an unidentified body of the man, who is thought to be from the West Midlands, had been discovered north of Barmouth beach this morning, in a tweet they said:

The news comes after Waseem Muflihi and his friend Yahya Mohammed, both 15, went missing in the water on Sunday afternoon, leading to an extensive land, sea and air search.

Search called off for missing teenagers

Wassim Muflihi and Yahya Mohammed were swimming in the sea at Barmouth while on a trip from Birmingham. Credit: Yemeni Association

An extensive air, land and sea search coordinated by the UK Coastguard for two teenagers has been terminated, pending further information.

Coastguard Rescue Officers will continue to be on patrol in the area. The two boys were last seen in the water at Barmouth, North Wales, on Sunday August 7th.

Coastal search for missing teenagers suspended

A search to find two teenagers from Birmingham who are feared drowned off the coast of West Wales has been suspended this evening.

Yahya Mohammed, 14, and 15-year-old Waseem Mufihi are thought to have gotten into difficulties in the sea at Barmouth in Wales.

The pair got into difficulties at sea Credit: ITV News Central

The pair had travelled to the beauty spot as part of a cohort of around 500 people from Birmingham's Yemeni and Somali communities.

The coastguard called off their search this evening but say they will resume its operations at first light on Tuesday.

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Teens missing off coast of Barmouth named locally

Wassim Muflihi and Yahya Mohammed were swimming in the sea at Barmouth while on a trip from Birmingham. Credit: Yemeni Association

The two teenagers who went missing while swimming off the coast of Barmouth have been named locally as Waseem Muflihi and Yahya Mohammed.

15-year-old Waseem and 14-year-old Yahya are believed to have been on a trip from Birmingham with the Yemeni Community Association.

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