Everything Jay Slater police said as search called off but investigation 'remains open'

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The search for missing British teenager has been called off, according to police, but the investigation remains 'open'. The Civil Guard in Tenerife made the statement this morning (Sunday, June 30).

It comes almost two weeks since Jay Slater, 19, was last heard from on Monday, June 17. He had travelled to the island for a three-day music festival before driving to an AirBnb with two men.

He rang a friend the morning he went missing and told her he was going to walk 11 hours back to his accommodation. But his phone allegedly cut off and he has not been heard from since.

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And this morning, The Civil Guard search which has involved sniffer dogs, a helicopter and mountain rescue experts looking in mountainous terrain, had been brought to an end. A spokeswoman said: "The search operation has now finished although the case remains open."

The search formally ended at 10am on Sunday morning, with media turning up to the usual viewpoint meeting spot at the search site only to find it deserted. A source told The Mirror: "The daily operation which has been going on in and around Masca close to where Jay was last seen has been brought to an end.

"If any information comes in that merits a new search though it will be acted upon. My understanding is Jay’s parents have been informed of what obviously is a major development. Nothing of any relevance was found during yesterday’s large-scale search."