Six Jay Slater 'clues and theories' after Brit teen disappears in Tenerife

Six clues behind the disappearance of missing Jay Slater have been revealed. The 19-year-old travelled to the Canary Islands for the three-day 'New Rave Generation' (NRG) music festival with Lucy Mae and another friend last week.

On Sunday night, the apprentice bricklayer from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, left the party in south Tenerife with 'two English lads he met at a party' and went to their place 'for a few beers'. He decided to stay out after meeting some new friends while pals Lucy and Brad went back to their apartment.

The next morning at around 8.50am Lucy received a call from Jay in which he said he had missed a bus back but was going to make the 11-hour walk back to their resort. Mum Debbie flew out to Tenerife from Manchester Airport this week.

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A huge search and rescue operation is now underway in the area where Jay was last seen. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who has been reported missing in Spain and are in contact with the local authorities."

Final Snapchat

The clip, which was filmed by relative Isabelle Price at around 8.35 pm in the Arona area of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, shows Jay smiling and happy. It has been shared widely by frantic and worried pals as the search for missing Jay continues in the Canary Islands.

The caption reads: "This is a clear video of what Jay was wearing the night he went missing. All of our family and friends are so worried, we're all just praying and hoping he gets found soon unharmed."

Last location

Debbie told Lancashire Live: "I know the last place he spoke to his friend Lucy from was in the mountains and I think the police have got a more precise location now. I imagine they're also speaking to the people whose place he went back to. Once I’ve spoken to the British consulate again I’ll be clearer about what I’m going to do but I imagine we will head up north nearer the spot Jay was when he disappeared."

Final phone call

Jay only had one per cent battery left on his phone and his mobile died with his last known location showing him in 'the middle of the mountains'. Less than 24 hours later officers from Lancashire Constabulary were knocking on his mum Debbie's home in Oswaldtwistle.

Jay was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with shorts and trainers. He was also believed to be carrying a black bag.

Wrong turn

In an interview with The Sun, Jay's stepfather Andy Watson expressed his fears that Jay could have 'taken a wrong turn' while journeying back. Andy, 63, said: "Jay is very streetwise and he's no mug but if it was dark and he had no touch on his phone he could have gone the wrong way and become more lost than he was." The search is currently focused on the Masca hamlet, in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte.

A Civil Guard spokesperson said that mountain rescue teams and helicopters have been deployed in the search to find missing Jay. A local resident, living in Tenerife, has printed out missing posters to put up around Adeje.

Rocky area

Jay travelled to the Canary Islands for this past weekend's 'New Rave Generation' festival. Jay was reported missing on Sunday morning by friend Lucy Mae. He has vanished in a mountainous area that is popular with hikers but very exposed and far away from heavily populated centres, and there have not yet been any reported sightings of the teen.

Lucy said the claimed the teen had left their apartment at around 8am Monday morning to 'catch a bus', but gave no further information. "I've never been so worried in my life. I was there all yesterday, a lovely lady messaged me on Facebook and said she had hired a car and would drive me up there," Lucy added.

Fake appeals

Jay's friends and family have begged worried pals and Brits NOT to donate to fake GoFundMe pages. A GoFundMe spokesperson said: "Our hearts go out to Jay Slater, his family and everyone else concerned about his disappearance. All campaigns are under review and no money will be transferred unless we can verify it goes straight to his family.

"At moments like this, we often see people set up campaigns to benefit strangers when they are moved to help. That is why we work with organisers to ensure any money donated goes to the right place. GoFundMe has a dedicated Trust & Safety team reviewing all relevant fundraisers. In addition to the team of experts, we deploy proprietary technical tools and have multiple processes in place to verify the identity of organizers and the recipient of the fundraiser."