Last photo of missing Jay Slater in Tenerife who was 'in the middle of nowhere'

Jay Slater
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The final known photograph of a teenager who disappeared in Tenerife has been revealed. Jay Slater embarked on a trip to the Canary Islands for a music festival alongside his friend Lucy and another companion.

However, concern arose when the 19-year-old chose to remain with some individuals he had encountered during the holiday after an evening out. The teen, hailing from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, had journeyed to Tenerife to partake in the three-day 'New Rave Generation' festival with two pals.

On Sunday night, Slater departed South Tenerife with "two English lads he met at a party'. One of these lads had rented a car and drove them all back to his flat "for a few beers".

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His mate, Lucy, who was vacationing with him, stated that Jay had attempted to get in touch with her in the wee hours of the morning prior to his disappearance. She reported that he called to notify her that he was trying to walk back after missing a bus.

He mentioned his phone battery was nearing depletion at one percent, he required a sip of water and "didn't know where he was". His phone subsequently died and his last known whereabouts seemed to be "the middle of mountains with nothing around".

This location is within the Rural de Teno Park - or the National Park of Teno - a popular spot for hiking enthusiasts. Lucy disclosed she is now frantically searching the island for her friend.

She has filed multiple reports with the local police in Tenerife and has also contacted the British Embassy. Jay's mum and brother urgently travelled to Tenerife on Tuesday following the distressing news of his disappearance, as conveyed by the police, reports The Express.

His mother Debbie Duncan is "beside herself" with worry. She said: "He'd been at a three-day festival so he would have consumed a fair bit of alcohol but Jay was snapchatting with friends before he went missing and seemed very compos mentis.

Debbie speculated that unfamiliarity with the area might have played a role in Jay's disappearance. She said: "I just think it was a question of him not knowing the island well enough because it was his first time here and being a bit disorientated when it came to distances and not realising it was a 10-hour walk from where he went missing to his holiday accommodation.

She also mentioned that the last known contact Jay had was with his friend Lucy "while he was in the mountains" and believes the police now "have a more precise location".

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