Car found in urgent search for four missing teenagers in north Wales

ITV News Wales' Ian Lang reports from Garreg, where the vehicle was found.

Police searching for four teenagers who are missing after going camping in north Wales have found the car they were travelling in.

Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Fitchett and Hugo Morris, who are college students in Shrewsbury, were last seen on Sunday morning.

North Wales Police said a silver Ford Fiesta they were travelling in has been found in the Porthmadog area of Gwynedd.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group confirmed all four boys attend its college and are studying A-Levels there.

The college added its immediate thoughts are with their family and friends.

It is believed the teenagers had gone camping in the Eryri area.

"This is a very worrying time, and we all want them to be found safe and well."

Police and other emergency services are at the scene and the families of those involved have been kept updated, North Wales Police said.

A short time ago, ITV News' Rhys Williams, said "two mountain rescue vehicles have just left the scene".

The community is in "complete shock and disbelief" according to Gwynedd County Councillor, June Jones.

She said: "Everybody I have talked to is very, very, very shocked about it. Everybody’s thoughts are with the families at this time".

Councillor Jones first heard they were missing last night she said: "I assumed that they had gone wild camping.

"We don’t have a mobile signal here, most of this area does not have a mobile signal, I thought that they were out of signal contact".

Councillor Jones told ITV News: "All the services are here now. The helicopters have been out all night really and police have been out all night. Obviously, the road has been closed. Everybody here is very aware and extremely sympathetic".

The road has been closed between Garreg and Port Aberglaslyn. Credit: ITV News

The teenager's worried parents reposted on social media the police appeal for information.

One wrote: “Please keep sharing… if anyone knows anything or can think of anything that may help find the boys please contact the police. We are desperate for any news.”

Another wrote: “I am frantic with worry, one of these boys is my son Harvey, please please please share and tag anyone in Wales or get in touch with any information you may have.”

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called today (21 November), at approximately 10.08am, to reports of an incident near the A4085 between Nantmor and Tan-Lan.

“We sent an operations manager, two emergency ambulances and two Cymru High Acuity Response Units to the scene where we were supported by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in two Wales Air Ambulance charity helicopters.”

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