The mum of one of the four teens whose bodies were found in a partially submerged car by North Wales Police says she did not know they were off camping.
Police found the crashed car with the bodies of Jevon Hirst, 16, Harvey Owen, 17, Hugo Morris, 18, and Wilf Henderson, 18, after the group failed to return from their overnight trip. It has since been revealed Harvey's mum Crystal Owen did not know they were camping.
Tributes are now pouring in for the four boys and their grieving families, including a message from a heartbroken girlfriend of one of the boys.
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The "tragic accident" has since been confirmed by Superintendent Owain Llewelyn of North Wales Police.
Crystal, the mum of 17-year-old Harvey who was sadly killed in the crash, said she did not know the teens were going on a camping and at a friend's grandfather's house.
Speaking before the discovery, she said: "I am frantically worried, we haven't slept a wink, we are desperate to chase any lead we can.
"If I'd have known [where he was going] I wouldn't have let him due to the winter weather conditions. They are all sensitive, intelligent lads and we are just hoping they parked up, got lost and are OK."
A girlfriend of one of the boy's also paid tribute to on Instagram by saying "I'm going to miss you forever".
Wilf's girlfriend Maddi continued with her tribute calling Wilf the "sweetest and most loving boy I've ever known".
Maddi's mother Lisa also paid tribute and said she was was "'absolutely heartbroken" over the news.
Superintendent Owain Llewely has since confirmed the deaths in a statement which read: "At present, this appears to have been a tragic accident, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the four young men at this very difficult time.
"This has been an extensive search involving a number of different agencies and volunteers, and this is sadly not the outcome that any of us would have wanted.
"We would ask that the family be afforded the appropriate privacy and respect.” Police added that investigations are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances around the tragic incident. The force do not yet know why their car left the road, but confirmed it was found partially submerged in water and on its roof."
A tribute from Shrewsbury Colleges Group has since followed, reading: "We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the four young men who tragically died in the suspected traffic accident.
"We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the four young men who tragically died in the suspected traffic accident. This news is truly heartbreaking, and our thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic news."
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