New Jay Slater pool party pictures emerge after search funds withdrawn

New pictures of Jay Slater in Tenerife have emerged.
-Credit: (Image: Facebook.)

New pictures of Jay Slater at a pool party in Tenerife have emerged as mountain rescue teams continue their search for the missing apprentice bricklayer.

The 19-year-old vanished last Monday after spending the night before at a music festival. New pictures of him enjoying himself in the days before he disappeared have now emerged.

They show the teenager mingling with others and drinking beer at a pool party on the Spanish island. The first snap shows Jay clutching a beer while standing next to a pool.

Jay Slater at a pool party before he vanished.
Jay Slater at a pool party before he vanished. -Credit:Facebook.

He has swimming shorts and sliders on, with a t-shirt tucked into the front of his shorts, with people in the background of the pic both in and out of the pool.

The second snap shows him sitting with his feet in a pool, while wearing sunglasses, along with a man and a woman. The man, wearing an orange t-shirt, has his hand around Jay's shoulder and is holding a beer.

The woman, who is also wearing sunglasses, is also holding a beer and smiling in the photograph, which was taken in front of palm trees and a hotel and shared on Facebook.

The pictures were published by Leeds Live as an update was issued by his mother, Debbie Duncan, this morning. She jetted off to Tenerife the day after he was reported missing.

She said: "Hi everyone, this is Debbie again. First, I would like to thank everyone for your support, kind messages, and good wishes. It's hard to comprehend what is happening right now.

"We are not giving up hope that we will find Jay and return home together." The distraught mum disclosed that the money raised through a fundraiser, named "Get Jay Slater home", will be used to aid mountain rescue teams who are "tirelessly searching for Jay".

New pictures of Jay Slater in Tenerife have emerged.
New pictures of Jay Slater in Tenerife have emerged. -Credit:Facebook.

Debbie said: "We are currently liaising with GoFundMe to withdraw part of the funds, which are being securely held. I wanted to share that these funds will be used to assist the mountain rescue teams who are tirelessly searching for Jay."

The GoFundMe page was initiated by Jay's close friend Lucy Mae Law with an initial goal of £30,000. There was initially confusion about where the money was going.

It was later revealed the cash would be used to cover travel and accommodation expenses for Jay's friends and family, who flew to Tenerife to help aid the search.

Despite its £30,000 target, the fundraiser currently stands at £36,315 in donations from worried members of the public, reports the Mirror. Debbie added: "Our stay in Tenerife needs to be extended, we will also use the funds to cover accommodation and food."

"I'm surrounded by wonderful people who are by my side, but far from their loved ones, so we'll also be using part of these funds to fly them to Tenerife so we can support each other during these dark times."

Expressing her gratitude, Debbie said: "Thank you again for all your donations and support, this means the world to us." Previously, the distressed mother shared that she was "beside herself with worry" and believed Jay had been abducted.

Jay Slater went missing in the mountains of northern Tenerife last week
Jay Slater went missing in the mountains of northern Tenerife last week -Credit:Instagram

She is accompanied in Tenerife by Jay's older brother Zac, 21, and Jay's father, Warren Slater, who said the teenager's disappearance "doesn't make sense".

Jay, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, is known to have departed the NRG music event in Tenerife by car with two men. He spent the night at an Airbnb in a rural area in the north west of the island before disappearing on the morning of Monday, June 17.

The last contact from the teen was with his friend Lucy Mae Law, who claims he called her on the morning he vanished, stating he was disoriented, needed water, and that his phone was only one percent charged.

Lucy, who set up a GoFundMe page after Jay's disappearance, said: "I woke up to a phone call off Jay at 8:30 AM saying 'he was lost in the mountains, he wasn't aware of his surroundings, he desperately needed a drink and his phone was on 1 per cent [battery]'."

"He had met 2 people on Sunday night and left with them to go to their apartment. Their apartment was miles away from civilisation and in a very secluded location.

"He left at 8am, and walked half an hour before frantically ringing me when his phone reached 1%. This was 3 days ago now, and no one has seen or heard from him since."

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