Tenerife Airbnb owner reveals moment she last saw missing teen Jay Slater

The owner of a remote Airbnb where missing Jay Slater stayed the night before he vanished has spoken out. Ophelia owns the holiday rental Casa Abuela Tina where the 19-year-old is understood to have stayed after travelling there with two people he met in Tenerife.

It is thought he travelled there following the NRG festival he had gone to. Ophelia claimed she saw Jay, from Lancashire, walking uphill alone on Monday (June 17) morning.

She told of her 'worry' for the missing teenager. Speaking outside the holiday cottage on Friday (June 21), she said: "It’s dangerous walking around here, it’s easy to lose yourself. He walked up the road when I saw him for the last time.

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"He was alone. He was walking normally, though he was fast." Ophelia said that Jay had asked about catching the bus from the area that morning before leaving on foot along the road - the only route through the area.

She said she was 'very worried' but added: "We are not to blame". The rental property is listed online as a holiday home, Manchester Evening News reports.

Casa Abuela Tina
Casa Abuela Tina -Credit:Stan Kujawa

It is understood to have been rented by two men Jay was with the night before he vanished. The search for Jay is continuing into a fifth day.

Jay last spoke to his friend Lucy at about 8am on Monday morning. He told her he was lost and thirsty, with just one per cent left of his phone battery.

His last known location was where his phone 'pinged' in a vast mountainous area around half a mile north of Masca. It appears he was trying to walk back to the south of the island when he phoned Lucy.

Police have been searching the rural mountainous areas along the north west of the island, near to the Masca village. On Friday, the Civil Guard confirmed that there had been 'no developments' in the search.

Officers were seen looking over the mountains with binoculars, with mountain rescue teams wading through the overgrown hills. Police confirmed a search was being carried out across the wider Masca area.

It is thought that the north west of the island, around the Parque Rural de Teno, was the main focus. Jay's family, including his mum Debbie, have flown out to the Spanish island to assist officers.