A car with the four missing boys, who were tragically found dead by North Wales Police, was spotted by a passing binman, claims a local resident.
Police had searched in the dark for the missing Ford Fiesta which housed the four dead teenagers in the night, with those living near to where the bodies were discovered believing police would have no chance.
Farmer Rhys Williams lives just 25 metres from the spot where Jevon Hirst, 16, Harvey Owen, 17, Wilf Flitchett, 17, and Hugo Morris, 18, were found.
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Speaking to The Mirror, Mr Williams believes the force had "no chance" of uncovering the missing car in the dark as it was difficult to see anything even with a helicopter searchlight.
He said: "Early yesterday we heard the helicopter directly above us. It had the searchlight on. It was still dark. It was hovering and loud. I didn't think much of it. It moved on and came back later. They wouldn't have seen anything, no chance."
The four teenagers had been camping in Snowdonia and were found dead after their Ford Fiesta plunged off a country road and ended up in an overturned ditch. They were reported missing by their families on Monday (November 20).
Mr Williams has since said the boys were "so unlucky" to have ended up in the ditch as "brutal" weather conditions affected the visibility on the winding country roads.
It was later revealed a binman had phoned the police to the potential whereabouts of the four boys. Mr Williams' Carys added: "They were found by the recycling lorry at 10 that morning. They were higher up, that's why they could see them. The binman told us they had phoned the police.
"It is only 25 metres around the corner from here. I could see the car but I didn't see anything else. They must have been going from Harlech north towards Snowdonia. This is one of two roads they could have taken.
"There are no tracks on the road, nothing to be seen. It's a sharp bend, it narrows. There were lots of leaves on that corner. There have been one or two accidents there before. The binman who saw it said that something caught his eye. He was on his phone and he looked over. You would struggle to see from a car."
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