Jay Slater's heartbroken dad makes desperate plea and begs for 'army'

Jay's dad Warren Slater
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The heartbroken dad of missing teenager Jay Slater has made a plea for volunteers to find his son as he said he is "not going to stop" looking for the 19-year-old.

Warren Slater, and Jay’s brother Zak, have been desperately hiking through the treacherous mountains in Tenerife every day. Returning to the Valley of Barranco de Juan Lopez, close to the village of Masca, where Jay’s phone last pinged three-and-a-half weeks ago, Warren said: “We are still out looking. What more can we possibly do?

“I’ve said before, I need an army to help me. People don’t understand the vastness of it.”

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As he gazed out over the treacherous rocks, cacti and brambles, Warren said: “I’d love to be able to fly a drone and sit here all day scouring the whole area. Why would you go down there? Why leave the road?”

He believes someone must have spotted his son as he walked up the road from the village of Masca, and told the Mirror: “When we came on Monday we must have passed 200 cars going up those hills.”

Addressing the people spreading conspiracy theories he said: “Stop, and put your boots on if you want to come out and help. Then write it up.”

He said they had still heard little from the police, who called off the official search after two weeks, and added: “It’s the way they work and we have to respect that, it’s their system.”

Jay, from Lancashire, was last seen on the Spanish island on June 17. He vanished after leaving an Airbnb in the north of the island, close to the village of Masca.

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