Civil Guard issue Jay Slater update as search for teen continues

Spanish police have been looking for Jay for 11 days
-Credit: (Image: Stan Kujawa)

Police searching for Jay Slater in Tenerife have issued an update as they push ahead with the search for the 19-year-old.

The Civil Guard on the island continue to look for Jay, who vanished 11 days ago. Today, Thursday, more sniffer dogs were flown in from Madrid and incorporated into the huge operation.

Jay, from Lancashire, was last seen on Monday, June 17. A friend reported him missing that evening at a police station in Icod de Los Vinos a 45-minute drive north west of Masca where the teenager was last seen.

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Police say there is no talk yet of halting the search despite growing concerns they will find a body, the MEN reports. The Civil Guard which has been leading the operation near Masca said today it was continuing as normal.

A spokesman said: “The Civil Guard is continuing to search for the young British man who disappeared, carrying out inspections of all the pathsz trails and ravines belonging to the village of Masca within the municipality of Buenavista del Norte."

The force also released footage showing officers moving on foot through some of the rough and remote terrain and others carrying out aerial inspections in the Civil Guard helicopter.

Earlier on Thursday Jay's mum, Debbie Duncan, said some of the money donated via an online fundraiser would be used to support mountain rescue search efforts. The Get Jay Slater home GoFundMe appeal has now surpassed its original target of £30,000 by more than £8,000.

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