Rave where Jay Slater seen hours before going missing issue statement

Tik Tok screen grab of Jay Slater with (it is believed) Lucy Mae Law at the NRG music festival on Sunday night before he went missing
-Credit: (Image: ©Stan Kujawa)

The organisers behind the rave Jay Slater attended before his disappearance in the mountains of northern Tenerife have released a statement, expressing their devastation.

Jay Slater, 19, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, has been missing since it was reported he tried to walk back to his accommodation - a journey of over 30km - after spending the night at an Airbnb rental with new acquaintances from the NRG music event.

After leaving the event, Jay is believed to have ventured alone into the mountainous terrain around Rural de Teno park, close to Masca village. His last known contact was a phone call to his friend Lucy, during which he mentioned being lost and having only 1% battery left on his phone; the call ended abruptly around 8:50 am when his mobile ran out of power.

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A video has surfaced showing Jay enjoying himself at a packed rave in south Tenerife just hours before he disappeared. In the footage, taken at an unnamed club, Jay can be seen with reflective sunglasses atop his head, navigating through the throng of partygoers.

NRG, the festival Jay reportedly attended on Sunday (June 16), has now made a public statement via Instagram, stating their "devastation" over his disappearance and detailing the "practical" support they've provided to his family, who have travelled to the island in search of him, reports the Manchester Evening News.

In a statement they said: "Firstly, thank you to everyone who came to our NRG event in Tenerife last weekend. As you'll be aware, among the attendees was 19-year-old Jay Slater who, after leaving the event, was reported missing in the north of the island on Monday.

"We are grateful for the many thousands who have engaged with and shared the appeals from our own and many other channels over the days since," the statement continued.

"Despite the widespread coverage and hard work of the local authorities and volunteers involved in the search, at the time of posting Jay has not yet been found. That such a devastating situation has arisen has deeply affected us all."

"We have been able to give some practical support to the members of Jay's family who have come to Tenerife in such difficult circumstances, and we are inspired by their resilience and determination."

"Like them, and you, we continue to hope for Jay's safe return. The authorities in Tenerife can be contacted with any information which may be of help on local numbers 062 or 112. Thanks for your support."

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