Jay Slater rescue teams descend on small buildings in video footage after phone clue

Search teams have been spotted circling small buildings at the bottom of a ravine in Rural de Teno Park where missing teen Jay Slater's last known location was.

Footage shows officers honing in on two structures in Tenerife where efforts appeared to be solely focused on in the seventh day since the 19-year-old went missing.

The search has previously centred on the village of Masca and the surrounding landscape but on Sunday rescuers could be seen looking into blue barrels outside one of the small buildings, says the Mirror.

It comes after mum Debbie Duncan said she has “not slept” since her son disappeared. She said she did not know whether the Spanish authorities turning down an offer of help from the UK was because they viewed it as “an insult”.

Mr Slater, from the Lancashire town of Oswaldtwistle, disappeared following an attempt to walk back to his accommodation after missing a bus and was last heard from on Monday morning.

Jay, from Lancashire, vanished following an attempt to walk back to his accommodation after missing a bus. He had attended the NRG music festival on the island vefore going with two men to an Airbnb in the remote area.

Jay's mum Debbie Duncan has pleaded for anyone who knows her son's whereabouts to come forward
Members of a search and rescue team search near the last known location of Jay Slater

Asked how the family was coping with the situation, Ms Duncan said: “We’re not. I’m not coping very well at all. I’ve not slept, I’m exhausted. It’s been awful. I can’t give up on him, I just can’t.”

Lancashire Constabulary said it had made “an offer of support to the Guardia Civil to see if they need any additional resources”, which was rejected by Spanish authorities. Questioned on whether Spanish police should have accepted help from the UK force, Ms Duncan said: “I believe they said they’ve got enough resources and they don’t need the help from English police.

“I don’t know if they find it an insult – I really don’t know. I really don’t know. They say they’ve got enough resources to get on with the investigation… I don’t know, I don’t know.” Asked if her head was spinning from the past few days, she said: “It is, it is. People say: ‘Yeah, I understand’ – no, you don’t, you don’t understand.”

Speaking about what message she would have for her son, Ms Duncan added: “We just need you home – we just need him home.” Family friend Rachel Hargreaves told PA that those close to Mr Slater were staying in Tenerife “until we’ve got an outcome”.

Jay has not been heard from since last Monday

She said: “We’ve got to live in hope, haven’t we? You can’t give up on anything, can you really? We’re here and we’re staying until we’ve got an outcome.” Addressing the support the family had received from well-wishers, she said: “We’re happy for anyone who wants to help or anyone with information or anything like that – like I say, we’re still living in hope that we’re going to get a positive outcome.

“We just feel like we’ll leave it to the professionals now and that’s the best thing to do.” The NRG festival issued a statement in which it said it was able to “give some practical support” to Mr Slater’s family. A GoFundMe page for Mr Slater’s family has raised more than £29,000 and will go towards family and friends staying in Tenerife while the hunt continues.

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