Authorities issue update amid search for missing teenager Jay Slater

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By stefan armitage

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**UPDATE**

The search for missing teenager Jay Slater has once again resumed in the Teno Rural Park near Mascahe - his last known whereabouts.

The Tenerife Civil Guard revealed on Wednesday that they had moved south of the island to the more touristy areas of Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas.

Mail Online reports that this was due to a possible sighting of the teen being called in, but this has now been described as a false alarm.

Jay's friend, who had been vacationing with, has responded to the false sighting with concern - believing Jay may have been "kidnapped" after authorities relocated their search.


Per the Mirror, Lucy Mae claims that the change was made after what she believes was a "false lead" was given to local authorities.

She said: “Someone has given a false lead to the police saying he’s rang a taxi down to Los Cristianos. If this was the case he would have rang his mum or one of us. I know him well and he would NOT have us worrying."

“Someone is trying to deter the police from him being up there," Lucy Mae added. "I’m starting to think he’s been kidnapped.”

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 20.34.24.jpgJay Slater wearing the shirt he believed to have disappeared in. Credit: Instagram

When once again asked if she genuinely believed her claim was the reason for the change in search location, Lucy Mae doubled-down: "Yes, This is really serious."

Jay's mom, Debbie, has also spoken out about the police tip, but has simply described it as "a false alarm but with good intention."

The worried mom told ITN: "Someone thought they had seen him get into a car with two other guys but it was wrong."

However, mom Debbie still believes that her son may have been "taken against his will".

**ORIGINAL**

Spanish authorities have issued an update regarding the ongoing search for missing teenager Jay Slater.

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 10.11.37.jpgJay Slater, 19, went missing after a night out on the island. Credit: Handout

The 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer - from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, UK - had been enjoying his first vacation without family on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Staying at a shared apartment with two friends, Slater had visited Tenerife to attend the NRG music festival.

However, on Sunday evening, he opted to stay with a group of people he had recently met rather than return to the shared apartment with his friends.

On Monday morning, at approximately 8:15AM, Jay called his friend Lucy - who was back at their apartment - and reportedly informed her that he was lost and making a 10-11 hour walk back to their accommodation.

Lucy adds that Jay's phone battery was on 1% and that he said he was thirsty.

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 10.53.21.jpgCredit: Facebook

Less than an hour later, Jay was reported missing. His mom, Debbie Duncan, has since traveled to Tenerife from their home in Oswaldtwistle following advice from UK police.

As of Wednesday, Jay has not been found, as local authorties, rescue teams, search dogs, and volunteers have searched the areas Jay was last seen - near the village of Masca.

In an update, a spokesman for the Tenerife Civil Guard has said: "The search operation has moved to the south of the island. The search areas are Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas."

These locations are known for being more tourist hotspots, per ExaminerLive.

Unable to share more information as to why the search had been switched, the spokesperson added: "It’s obviously down to information that’s been received as the investigation has progressed. As things stand at the moment the search in the mountainous area near Masca in the north has been halted."

The update comes after a spokeswoman for the Civil Guard said in a statement at approximately 11:00AM Wednesday morning: "We are still searching for the missing man. The search operation is being conducted by the Civil Guard and different units are participating.

"They include the helicopter unit, the cynological unit which uses dogs, the Greim mountain rescue and intervention unit and citizen security patrols. The helicopter unit has one helicopter which has been participating in the search since it began on Monday.

"We’re not going to talk about the number of officers involved but it’s a large operation. The focus area is the area where we were informed the missing man had disappeared which is the narrow valley within the Teno Massif called the Masca Gorge."

A Timeline of Jay Slater's Disappearance:


Sunday evening, June 16: Jay spends the evening with friends but decides to stay out longer and joins other acquaintances, one of whom has a rental car.

8:35PM: Jay appears in the last Snapchat video before his disappearance, dressed in a grey t-shirt with green trim.

Monday, June 17, 8:15AM: Jay calls his friend Lucy, informing her that he is lost in a remote area, thirsty, and his phone battery is at 1%. He explains that he missed the bus back and is trying to navigate using a maps app on his phone.

8:50AM: Jay's phone battery dies.

9:04AM: Local authorities in Tenerife are notified about Jay's disappearance.

Tuesday, 2:00AM: Police officers inform Jay's mother, Debbie Duncan, and stepfather, Andy Watson, about his disappearance when they visit their home.

Tuesday, 11:35AM: Debbie Duncan and Jay's brother Zak arrive in Tenerife after boarding the earliest available flight.

Featured image credit: Facebook

Authorities issue update amid search for missing teenager Jay Slater

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

**UPDATE**

The search for missing teenager Jay Slater has once again resumed in the Teno Rural Park near Mascahe - his last known whereabouts.

The Tenerife Civil Guard revealed on Wednesday that they had moved south of the island to the more touristy areas of Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas.

Mail Online reports that this was due to a possible sighting of the teen being called in, but this has now been described as a false alarm.

Jay's friend, who had been vacationing with, has responded to the false sighting with concern - believing Jay may have been "kidnapped" after authorities relocated their search.


Per the Mirror, Lucy Mae claims that the change was made after what she believes was a "false lead" was given to local authorities.

She said: “Someone has given a false lead to the police saying he’s rang a taxi down to Los Cristianos. If this was the case he would have rang his mum or one of us. I know him well and he would NOT have us worrying."

“Someone is trying to deter the police from him being up there," Lucy Mae added. "I’m starting to think he’s been kidnapped.”

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 20.34.24.jpgJay Slater wearing the shirt he believed to have disappeared in. Credit: Instagram

When once again asked if she genuinely believed her claim was the reason for the change in search location, Lucy Mae doubled-down: "Yes, This is really serious."

Jay's mom, Debbie, has also spoken out about the police tip, but has simply described it as "a false alarm but with good intention."

The worried mom told ITN: "Someone thought they had seen him get into a car with two other guys but it was wrong."

However, mom Debbie still believes that her son may have been "taken against his will".

**ORIGINAL**

Spanish authorities have issued an update regarding the ongoing search for missing teenager Jay Slater.

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 10.11.37.jpgJay Slater, 19, went missing after a night out on the island. Credit: Handout

The 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer - from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, UK - had been enjoying his first vacation without family on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Staying at a shared apartment with two friends, Slater had visited Tenerife to attend the NRG music festival.

However, on Sunday evening, he opted to stay with a group of people he had recently met rather than return to the shared apartment with his friends.

On Monday morning, at approximately 8:15AM, Jay called his friend Lucy - who was back at their apartment - and reportedly informed her that he was lost and making a 10-11 hour walk back to their accommodation.

Lucy adds that Jay's phone battery was on 1% and that he said he was thirsty.

Screenshot 2024-06-19 at 10.53.21.jpgCredit: Facebook

Less than an hour later, Jay was reported missing. His mom, Debbie Duncan, has since traveled to Tenerife from their home in Oswaldtwistle following advice from UK police.

As of Wednesday, Jay has not been found, as local authorties, rescue teams, search dogs, and volunteers have searched the areas Jay was last seen - near the village of Masca.

In an update, a spokesman for the Tenerife Civil Guard has said: "The search operation has moved to the south of the island. The search areas are Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas."

These locations are known for being more tourist hotspots, per ExaminerLive.

Unable to share more information as to why the search had been switched, the spokesperson added: "It’s obviously down to information that’s been received as the investigation has progressed. As things stand at the moment the search in the mountainous area near Masca in the north has been halted."

The update comes after a spokeswoman for the Civil Guard said in a statement at approximately 11:00AM Wednesday morning: "We are still searching for the missing man. The search operation is being conducted by the Civil Guard and different units are participating.

"They include the helicopter unit, the cynological unit which uses dogs, the Greim mountain rescue and intervention unit and citizen security patrols. The helicopter unit has one helicopter which has been participating in the search since it began on Monday.

"We’re not going to talk about the number of officers involved but it’s a large operation. The focus area is the area where we were informed the missing man had disappeared which is the narrow valley within the Teno Massif called the Masca Gorge."

A Timeline of Jay Slater's Disappearance:


Sunday evening, June 16: Jay spends the evening with friends but decides to stay out longer and joins other acquaintances, one of whom has a rental car.

8:35PM: Jay appears in the last Snapchat video before his disappearance, dressed in a grey t-shirt with green trim.

Monday, June 17, 8:15AM: Jay calls his friend Lucy, informing her that he is lost in a remote area, thirsty, and his phone battery is at 1%. He explains that he missed the bus back and is trying to navigate using a maps app on his phone.

8:50AM: Jay's phone battery dies.

9:04AM: Local authorities in Tenerife are notified about Jay's disappearance.

Tuesday, 2:00AM: Police officers inform Jay's mother, Debbie Duncan, and stepfather, Andy Watson, about his disappearance when they visit their home.

Tuesday, 11:35AM: Debbie Duncan and Jay's brother Zak arrive in Tenerife after boarding the earliest available flight.

Featured image credit: Facebook