Police investigating the disappearance of two teenagers off the Welsh coast have confirmed that a second body has been found. Friends Yayhe Omar Mohamed, 14, and Waseem Muflahi, 15, vanished after going swimming off Barmouth beach in North Wales last weekend.
The pair from Birmingham were visiting the beach on an outing organised by members of the Yemeni community.
Yayhe was identified by his family after his body washed ashore on Friday (12 August). A second body believed to be that of Waseem was found in the sea on Saturday (13 August) afternoon, off the coast at Sunny Sands and Cae Daniel, near Llanaber in south Gwynedd, Sky News reports.
A North Wales Police spokesman said the deaths were not being treated as suspicious.
"Shortly after 2.10pm today North Wales Police and other emergency services including the Barmouth inshore lifeboat attended a location on the coastline between Sunny Sands and Cae Daniel, near Llanaber in south Gwynedd where they recovered the body of a male from the sea.
"He was pronounced dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified however police have notified the family of missing teenager Waseem Muflahi. North Wales Police are not treating his death as suspicious and the matter will be passed to the coroner."
Councillor Gethin Williams told Mail Online the tragic deaths of the teenagers has shocked the local community.
"This is a tight knit community and it's the same as they were one of our own,' said Mr Williams. The community has been through something similar before and we know exactly what the families of the two boys are going through. All our thoughts are with them."