A ROAD will remain closed so investigations into why four teenagers came off the road in their car can be carried out. 

North West Underwater Search Team have also joined a search of the area.

Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Fitchett and Hugo Morris, had been missing since Sunday morning (November 19). The teenagers, one aged 16, two aged 17 and one aged 18, were planning to camp in Eryri (Snowdonia).

A large search was undertaken but tragically their bodies were recovered from a silver Ford Fiesta on Tuesday, November 21 which had left the road.

Police cordoned off a four mile stretch of the A4085 between the villages of Garreg and Port Aberglaslyn, near Porthmadog, on Tuesday.

Superintendent Owain Llewellyn, of North Wales Police, said today (Wednesday, November 22): "As part of our investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the four young teenagers in the Garreg area we are continuing to carry out a detailed search of the area where the car was found. As a result the A4085 will remain closed until we are satisfied all related property has been recovered.

“Our thoughts remain with the families at this extremely difficult time and I would like to thank the public for their continued patience and understanding.”

He added: "We can confirm that colleagues from the North West Underwater Search Team are now assisting with the search of the area where the car was found.

"The A4085 will remain closed whilst these detailed searches are ongoing.”

The four teenagers were from the Shrewsbury area.

Their bodies were recovered from a silver Ford Fiesta; Shortly after 10am on Tuesday, November 21 a member of the public contacted police reporting a vehicle having left the road between Beddgelert and Llanfrothen.


Police officers attended and located the vehicle upside down, partially submerged in water. 

Emyr Owen, who lives near to where police have closed the road, told the BBC that the weather conditions on Sunday were severe.

He told the BBC: "I was woken about 5am by the sound of the helicopter above, so I got up to look through the window.

"The policeman told us all he'd had the orders to close the road - you can't go through there towards Beddgelert.

"It was atrocious weather on Sunday."