Jay Slater search: Remote Tenerife Airbnb miles from anywhere missing teen was last seen

The last house, a holiday rental, that Jay was believed to have stayed at before going missing
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Searches are continuing around the Airbnb where missing teenager Jay Slater stayed the night before he disappeared. Jay's phone reportedly last pinged on Monday morning around half a mile further north from the property.

Jay, who travelled to Tenerife with a couple of mates for the NRG music festival, didn't make it back to their accommodation in Los Cristianos on Sunday night after it is said he went off to an apartment with some new acquaintances.

Manchester Evening News reporter James Holt is in the area and has described the location of the property as "extremely remote". He said that "apart from a restaurant next door there is virtually nothing for miles".

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In a series of updates James also said that the area being searched is mostly inaccessible other than one road and a few dirt paths. He added that the path that Jay would have had to use to walk north of Masca on Monday morning is incredibly steep in parts and would be all the more challenging in dry hot temperatures.

Jay Slater
Jay Slater, 19, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who is missing in Tenerife, Spain, and last spoke to his friends on 17 June 2024 -Credit:MEN Media

Jay's last known contact was a panicked call to a friend where he said he was lost and his phone was about to lose charge. He allegedly said he planned to walk the 11-hour journey back to his accommodation.

Lucy Mae Law, a friend of his, last contacted Jay around 8am on Monday when he phoned her mentioning his phone's battery was nearly out and that he was in desperate need of water, claiming to be walking in "the middle of nowhere". His phone signal was last detected in Rural de Teno Park, not far from the Masca village and the Airbnb.

Search efforts on the island have been extensive, yet as the search entered its fourth night on Thursday, no progress was reported. On Friday, rescuers wearing hard hats and other mountain rescue equipment were seen searching the area, with police helicopters overhead. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news

As the search enters its fifth day, Jay's mother has shared her concerns that her son has been abducted. She said: "I'm all over the place and I'm trying to keep positive, has somebody taken him? Is he panicked and lost in the mountains? I just don't know, that's why if anyone has any information please just tell us.", reports the Mirror.

According to the Mirror, it's believed that two British men who were with Jay the night before he went missing had rented the property. They reportedly checked out yesterday before returning to Britain.