Four teenagers went hiking in the Snowdonia region of North Wales on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, they disappeared without returning home on Monday morning, prompting a search for them by emergency services, firefighters, police and forensics. The Daily Mail reports that their car was found on Tuesday afternoon and later confirmed that the teenagers were killed in a traffic accident due to a storm that hit the area.
At the time of their disappearance, the weather was severe. According to Emyr Owen, a resident of Beddgelert where the accident occurred, there was a serious accident near our hotel. Manasa Boma, manager of the Royal Goat hotel expressed condolences to the families of victims stating that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
The police have been in contact with the families of the victims and are currently investigating the incident. The weather had been extremely wet and rainy for several days leading up to their disappearance, causing rivers to rise. It is not uncommon for travelers to get lost in this area during bad weather conditions. Councilor June Jones stated that it is difficult for people unfamiliar with the road to navigate around here and hoped that they had just lost signal and were safe.