Tragic Camping Trip Accident Claims Lives of Four Teenage Boys: A Nightmare Unfolds

Four adolescent lads who were discovered dead in a car following an accident during a camping trip in the United Kingdom had a known cause of death.

According to the BBC, a coroner stated that drowning was the preliminary cause of death at a Wednesday inquiry into the high school pupils’ deaths.

In an earlier statement posted on Facebook, Welsh police claimed that the remains of Wilf Fitchett, Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, and Hugo Morris—all between the ages of 16 and 18—had been found in a car that seemed to have run off the road.

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the automobile was discovered partially buried and upside down in a body of water.

The four young men were riding down the A4085 at Llanfrothen in a car when the vehicle veered off the road, according to Kate Robertson, senior coroner for north-west Wales, who spoke at the inquest, as reported by The Guardian. the four occupants perished as a result of the circumstances.”

“In the interim between inquests, postmortem examinations have been conducted and the provisional causes of death have been provided.”

According to the BBC, Robertson continued, “the police investigation is ongoing.” “A full inquest will only take place when it’s complete,” she stated at the hearing, which the outlet said was attended by none of the teenagers’ families. “At this point, compassion will accomplish more than media curiosity, and speculation is useless.”

The Guardian reports that no date has been scheduled for the entire proceedings.

Harvey Owen’s mother, Crystal, posted on Facebook after the tragedy expressing her feelings of being “in a nightmare I wish I could wake up from but I’m not.”

“I just wanted to say that, although I really appreciate the compassion of individuals, no number of messages will be able to make this better for me. This nightmare won’t go away, nothing will,” she continued.

Maddi Corfield, Wilf Fitchett’s girlfriend, also paid tribute to her partner’s life on social media. According to the BBC and Sky News, she called him “the sweetest and most loving boy I’ve ever known” and posted on Instagram, saying, “I’m going to miss you forever.”

Corfield continued, “I can’t imagine my world without you.” “Even though I’m already missing you a lot, I’m going to live my life the way you would have wanted and the way you made me feel.”

The guys, who went to the same English school, are thought to have been camping in Snowdonia, or the Eryri region of Wales. On Sunday, November 19, they were reported missing.

PEOPLE’s request for comment was not immediately answered by the coroner’s office for north-west Wales.

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