Jay Slater missing: Organisers of NRG festival release statement over 'devastating' disappearance

This image captures Jay Slater at the rave
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The organisers behind the rave that Jay Slater attended before his mysterious disappearance in the mountains of northern Tenerife have expressed their devastation over the incident.

Jay Slater, a 19-year-old from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, has been missing since it was reported he tried to walk back to his accommodation, which was over 30km away, after spending the night at an Airbnb with new acquaintances from the NRG music event.

After attending the event on Sunday (June 17), Jay is believed to have ventured alone into the mountainous terrain surrounding the Rural de Teno park, close to Masca village. His last known contact was a phone call to his friend Lucy, during which he mentioned being lost and having only one percent battery left on his phone. His mobile went dead around 8.50am.

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Footage has surfaced showing Jay enjoying himself at a packed rave in south Tenerife just hours before he disappeared. In the video, taken at an undisclosed club, Jay can be seen with reflective sunglasses atop his head, navigating through the throng of dancing partygoers.

NRG, the festival Jay reportedly attended the night before he went missing, has now released a statement via Instagram. They conveyed their heartbreak over Jay's disappearance and noted they have provided 'practical' assistance to his family, who have travelled to the Spanish island in search of him, reports the Manchester Evening News.

"Firstly, thank you to everyone who came to our NRG event in Tenerife last weekend," the statement began. "As you'll be aware, among the attendees was 19-year-old Jay Slater who, after leaving the event, was reported missing in the north of the island on Monday."

Jay Slater was reported missing in Tenerife on Monday (June 17)
Jay Slater was reported missing in Tenerife on Monday (June 17) -Credit:MEN Media

"We are grateful for the many thousands who have engaged with and shared the appeals from our own and many other channels over the days since," the statement continued.

"Despite the widespread coverage and hard work of the local authorities and volunteers involved in the search, at the time of posting Jay has not yet been found. That such a devastating situation has arisen has deeply affected us all."

"We have been able to give some practical support to the members of Jay's family who have come to Tenerife in such difficult circumstances, and we are inspired by their resilience and determination."

"Like them, and you, we continue to hope for Jay's safe return. The authorities in Tenerife can be contacted with any information which may be of help on local numbers 062 or 112. Thanks for your support."