Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid opens up on Jay Slater disappearance 'nightmare'

Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid issues desperate plea as Jay Slater search enters second week
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Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid said Jay Slater's disappearance in Tenerife is her "worst nightmare".

Susanna, a mum to three boys - Sam, 21, Finn, 20, and Jack, 19 - spoke about the teenager's disappearance on Good Morning Britain.

The 19-year-old went missing on June 17 after attending a music festival while on holiday in Tenerife. He last contacted one of his friends with a message about being stranded "in the middle of nowhere" with only 1% battery remaining on his phone, reports Wales Online.

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Discussing the situation with her co-host, Adil Ray, Susanna Reid said: "It is an utter mystery. As the mother of a teenager, three boys, it is your worst nightmare." She added: "The call comes through, 'My phone's about to die, I don't know where I am.' And once that phone battery's gone, it's obviously impossible to trace him. Honestly, what on earth?".

Adil Ray said: "And all the speculation and conspiracy theories, that must be really terrible for the family. It must be really hard. Suddenly your son's loss becomes everyone else's property."

Jay Slater is missing in Tenerife
Jay Slater is missing in Tenerife -Credit:Handout

Coronation Street actress Vicky Entwistle took to social media last week to update her followers on the hunt for Jay. The teenager is her godmother's grandson. She urged her fans to keep Jay in their thoughts for a safe return, posting: "I know all the authorities are pulling out all the stops to find him. Helicopters and drones etc." She later said: "It seems everyone is looking so that gives us all some hope that he will be found."

As the search continues, Jay's mother, Debbie, has travelled to Tenerife accompanied by her eldest son. She said: "I'm obviously beside myself with worry which is why I've flown out here with my eldest guy to do anything we can to help. We're just praying the police or someone finds Jay.

"I know there's a mountain rescue team out and a helicopter. Nothing's ever going to be enough when your youngest son's gone missing but it sounds as if the police here are taking this very seriously and doing the best job they can."

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