Four bodies have been recovered from a vehicle during the search for missing Welsh teenagers.
North Wales police confirmed they found the bodies whilst searching for Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris.
The car was left on a road in Garreg, near Tremadog.
The car found by police containing the bodies of the four teenagers was found “upside down, partially submerged in water”, police have said.
WATCH NOW: Wales Police statement on the crash
Supt Owain Llewellyn, of North Wales Police, said a member of the public reported that the vehicle had left the road.
He went on: “Police officers attended and located a Ford Fiesta vehicle upside down, partially submerged in water.
“Tragically, the bodies of four young males were recovered from within the vehicle.”
Llewellyn continued: “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.”
Investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances, police said.
Commenting on the reported tragic car accident in North Wales, Welsh Conservative Leader, Andrew RT Davies MS said:
“The thoughts of the entire Welsh Conservative Group are with the families and friends of the boys who have sadly lost their lives.
“Our thanks go to the emergency services and all organisations who have been involved in the search which has ended in the worst of outcomes.”
The four boys were travelling in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas of Gwynedd.
The quartet, reportedly from Shrewsbury, were last seen in a silver Ford Fiesta.
Officers confirmed the registration number was HY14 GVO.
It is believed the group ventured into North Wales to go camping in the Snowdonia area.
They were expected to return home on Monday morning.
Family members have become increasingly concerned about the group failed to make contact with loved-ones.
“I am frantic with worry,” Harvey’s mother wrote on Facebook.
Another woman, who said her daughter was in a relationship with one of the boys, added: “My daughter’s boyfriend is the first lad.
“They have been missing up Snowdonia after going camping yesterday and were due home this morning but have not been seen or heard from since.
Police discovered the car earlier today.
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team chairman Chris Lloyd confirmed Sunday was spent looking for the vehicle after police asked for support.