Jay Slater donations pour in as his family moves to new area

Jay Slater's brother Zak and dad Warren
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Dozens of new donations have just been made to the Jay Slater GoFundMe page set up as his desperate family widen their search of Tenerife. The 19-year-old was last seen on June 17 in a remote part of the island after attending the NRG festival with two friends and spending the night at an Airbnb rental with two UK men.

He left the Airbnb on Monday morning and called his friend Lucy around 8.30am, saying he was lost, without water, and his phone battery was at 1%. His last known location was Rural de Teno Park in the north of the Canary Island, approximately an 11-hour walk from his accommodation in Los Cristianos.

The Spanish police officially ended their extensive search for Jay on Sunday, June 30, but his family and others continue to search desperately for the teenager. On Monday, July 8, Jay's brother Zak and father Warren were seen in Santiago del Teide, a mountain village on the outskirts of Teno Rural Park, expanding their personal search.

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It is believed that Jay Slater's mobile phone signal was last detected higher up in the park, near Masca, before he disappeared. Earlier on Monday, Zak and Warren had searched higher in the mountains in the Los Carrizales valley.

As of today, the collection on GoFundMe has skyrocketed to an immense £51,890. Earlier this week, Jay's mum, Debbie Duncan, stated that donations are being used to aid volunteers in their search for her son in Tenerife, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Ms Duncan extended her thanks towards the "vast" benevolence of donators, noting that her family is "grateful for all of your support and kindness during this unimaginable time".

She revealed that a portion of the funds will boost volunteers in their search for Jay, while the surplus will fortify rescue teams and cover her family's "own expenses as we remain in Tenerife looking for our boy".

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