Police issue update on mystery British pair last seen with Jay Slater

The head of the Civil Guard's Greim mountain rescue unit said the two men were of "no relevance" to the force's investigation
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The leader of the search effort on Tenerife's mountains for missing Jay Slater has issued an update on the two British men last seen with the teenager.

Cipriano Martin, who heads up the Civil Guard's Greim mountain rescue has stated that the two British men last seen with Jay at a rural Airbnb are of 'no relevance' to the ongoing police investigation. unit. He said: "They have already spoken to the men and it didn't have any point of relevance to the case."

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Upon being asked if Jay's family would be participating in today's search, he added: "All week they've been participating because we've seen them and they've seen us in several places. They've been actively participating."

These updates come from the first press conference held by the Civil Guard since Jay went missing on Tenerife, marking day 13 of the search.

As efforts to find the 19 year old Lancashire lad intensify, June 29 sees the start of a new phase, referred to as a 'massive search'. The Civil Guard has called upon all emergency services, experienced hikers, and mountaineers to join the hunt for the missing teenager, reports the Manchester Evening News.

During a press conference this morning at Mirador La Cruz de Hilda, a key location in the search, the Civil Guard discussed the challenges they've faced while trying to locate Jay. "We know to a certain science that he was here because the coverage of his phone its undeniable that he was around this point. And that's where we have difficulties, because once you turn off your phone, it can no longer be traced," they explained.

"So while he was walking - and we don't know how long he could have walked for - with his phone switched off, no antenna is going to pick that up. And the technology we have - it traces phones, but not people. We have certain clues, and we have to stick to those."

When asked about 'the two English men - when did he and when will you talk to them?

' Mr Martin responded: "The part of the investigators on the case - which isn't us, we are in charge of actually doing the search on the mountain - they are the ones in charge of doing the investigation. They have already spoken to the men and it didn't have any point of relevance to the case."

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