Two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old were at the centre of a full scale sea rescue on Tuesday.
One of the 16 year old boys was rushed via air ambulance to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, in a serious condition.
Just day’s after, the teenager unfortunately died. He was named locally as Blake Ward from the Dudley area in the West Midlands
Hundreds of people have paid tribute to the boy. One person has described Blake as a “beautiful, brave, kind hearted, clever boy” on social media.
The mum of Blake’s girlfriend, said:
“Blake, our beautiful, brave, kind hearted, clever boy sadly passed away at 7.03 this morning.
“Even though he hadn’t been part of our family for long his loss has left us beyond devastated and heartbroken.
“Sleep tight sweet angel you truly were too good for this world. We will never forget you.”
The three teenagers were enjoying a day at the beach with their family shortly before they got into difficulty in the sea.
Another of the youngsters was rescued from the the water by onlookers on the beach.
More than 100 people, including supporters, athletes and organisers of the Caderman Triathlon, observed a minute’s silence before the race started on Tywyn beach on Saturday.