North West Wales

Second body found near Barmouth beach where two teens went missing

Waseem Muflehi Image copyright Amanah FC / Twitter
Image caption Waseem Al-Muflehi was visiting the area when he went missing

A second body has been washed ashore near to where two teenagers went missing after getting into difficulty in the sea last week.

Waseem Al-Muflehi, 15, and Yahye Omar Mohamed, 14, both from Birmingham, disappeared in the water at Barmouth beach, in Gwynedd, last Sunday.

Yahye's body was recovered from the sea at Sunny Sands in the Llanaber area on Friday morning.

The other body was found shortly after 14:10 BST on Saturday.

North Wales Police and other emergency services, including the Barmouth inshore lifeboat, were called to a section of the coastline between Sunny Sands and Cae Daniel where they recovered the body of a male from the sea.

He has yet to be formally identified however police have notified Waseem's family.

Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Police are supporting Yahye's family

Earlier, the body washed up on Friday was identified as being that of Yahye.

Insp Andy McGregor, of North Wales Police, said: "Yesterday evening Yahye was identified by family members and our thoughts are very much with them at this time.

"They are being supported by specialist family liaison officers and we hope you can respect the family's privacy at this very difficult time."

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The boys were part of a group of about 500 people from the Somali and Yemeni communities in Birmingham who were visiting the area on Sunday, 7 August.

Emergency services were called to the beach after one of the boys was seen to "disappear under the water".

People tried to help them but the wind and waves were said to have been too strong.

More on this story