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Body recovered from sea identified as second missing teen

Waseem Mohamed Muflahi Credit: Yemeni Association

A body recovered from the sea in Gwynedd yesterday, has been identified as Waseem Mohamed Muflahi.

The 15-year-old was swimming with friend Yahye Omar Mohamed in the sea at Barmouth last Sunday, when they got into difficulty. Waseem's body was recovered from the water between Sunny Sands and Cae Daniel, near Llanaber yesterday afternoon. Yahye's body was found on Friday.

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. On behalf of the Family Liaison Officers who are supporting both families we ask you can respect their privacy at this time.

– Inspector Andy McGregor, North Wales Police

Neither of the teens' deaths is being treated as suspicious. The coroner has been informed.

Second body recovered from sea near Barmouth

North Wales Police says a second body has been recovered from the sea near Barmouth.

Barmouth beach Credit: ITV Wales

Police and other emergency services attended a location between Sunny Sands and Cae Daniel, near Llanaber, earlier this afternoon.

The body is yet to be formally identified. However, police say they have notified the family of Waseem Muflahi, a teenager who went missing in the water after getting into difficulty at Barmouth beach last weekend.

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Body washed up on beach identified as missing teen

Yahye Omar Mohamed went missing while on a trip from Birmingham. Credit: Yemeni Association

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.

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

Waseem is still missing.

Police were called to Sunny Sands, in the Llanaber area of south Gwynedd, at around 11.30am on Friday after a body was discovered.

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

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

Body found near Barmouth coast where two teens went missing

Two teenage boys from Birmingham who went missing in Barmouth. Credit: ITV News

A body has washed ashore near to where two teenagers went missing after getting into difficulty in the sea last week.

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

Locally named Waseem Muflihi, 15, and Yahya Mohammed, 14, went missing in the water after getting into difficulty at Barmouth beach on Sunday afternoon.

The pair, believed to be from the Birmingham area, had been part of a large group visiting the West Wales beauty spot.

Search for missing teenagers called off

Searches for two teenagers and a man feared drowned off the coast of West Wales have been called off, rescuers have said.

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

Locally named Waseem Muflihi, 15, and Yahya Mohammed, 14, went missing in the water after getting into difficulty at Barmouth beach on Sunday afternoon.

The pair, believed to be from the Birmingham area, had been part of a large group visiting the West Wales beauty spot.

An extensive air, land and sea search coordinated by the UK Coastguard for two teenagers who were last seen in the water at Barmouth, North Wales, on Sunday has been terminated, pending further information.

"Coastguard Rescue Officers will continue to be on patrol in the area."

– Maritime & Coastguard Agency

A man who was also missing after being swept from rocks in Mwnt in Cardigan Bay on the same day has also been called off.

Search continues for teenagers missing off Barmouth coast

The search for two teenagers who went missing off the coast of Barmouth on Sunday will continue this morning, the Coastguard have confirmed.

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

Two two boys, named locally as 15-year-old Waseem Muflihi and 14-year-old Yahya Mohammed, are believed to have been on a trip from Birmingham with the Yemeni Community Association when they disappeared in the water.

In a separate incident, a man who was swept from rocks in Cardigan on Sunday remains missing.

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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.

Search for three missing at sea scaled back due to tides

The two teenage boys who went missing in Barmouth are believed to have been on a trip from Birmingham. Credit: ITV News

Coastguards searching for three people missing off the coast of Wales have scaled back the operation until this evening's high tide.

Two separate operations have been underway in Barmouth, where two teens believed to be from the Birmingham area went missing while swimming, and in Cardigan where a man was swept from rocks yesterday afternoon.

RNLI inshore lifeboats resumed their parts in the operation early this morning but were later stood down. A coastguard spokesperson told ITV News the search will resume after around 5pm when it's high tide.

Searches resume for three missing off Welsh coast

Searches have resumed off the coast of Barmouth and Cardigan this morning. Credit: Charlotte Ball/PA Wire

Coastguard and RNLI crews have resumed the search for two teens who went missing from Barmouth and a man swept into the sea in Cardigan Bay.

Rescue teams from Barmouth, Aberdyfi, Criccieth and Harlech are searching the shoreline for two boys aged 14 and 15 who went missing while swimming yesterday afternoon. The Barmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat has been launched to conduct search of the bridge, harbour and main channel. Teams from Cardigan, Mulgrove and Gwbert are searching the coastline in Cardigan for a man swept off rocks yesterday.

Both searches resumed at 6am.

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