TikToker hunting for Jay Slater says teen 'still in ravine' and 'no way' it has been searched properly

Chris shares his theory while searching
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A TikTok sleuth pursuing the case of the missing teenager Jay Slater is adamant that the lad is still within a Tenerife ravine, asserting there's "no way" it has been adequately searched.

Jay, aged 19 and originally from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, went missing on 17 June after he left a party to spend time in a secluded Airbnb nestled in the mountainous area of Tenerife with a couple of companions.

Prior to losing contact, Jay had posted a video clip on Snapchat from Casa Abuela Tina, near the village of Masca, and engaged in a conversation with his pal, Lucy Mae Law.

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The formal search operation was called off two weeks ago, almost half a month after Jay vanished, with the last verified sighting placing him about half a mile north of Masca village. As days pass, anxiety over Jay's well-being escalates.

But even though the official search was called off, there remains a robust commitment amongst Jay's family, friends and the TikTok community to discover what has happened to him. A well-known user on TikTok, going by ChristopherTenerife, also referred to as Chris, has become especially involved.

An ex-pat Briton, Chris has uploaded videos showing himself trekking the rough landscape reports the Manchester Evening News.

Chris expresses serious doubts in his video that every stone has been turned over in the hunt for Jay, saying: "I don't buy into the conspiracy theories, I don't buy into someone took Jay. When you come and stand on this terrain, if that lad was heading for the coast I honestly think he's had a bit of misfortune."

"He's had a fall, he's had an accident or he's dehydrated and passed out. I feel he's in this ravine, in this area of Tenerife . . . missing I honestly believe that."

This news comes just days after the Guardia Civil called off their search for the lad, less than two weeks since it began, but there has been a fresh spark of hope with an offer of assistance from British police.

Initially, when the hunt commenced, Lancashire Police were quick to propose support to their Spanish counterparts and, even after being turned down at first, reiterated this week to the Daily Express that their "position remains the same".

Previously, they commented: "While this case falls outside the jurisdiction of UK policing, we have made an offer of support to the Guardia Civil to see if they need any additional resources. They have confirmed that at this time they are satisfied that they have the resources they need, but that offer remains open and they will contact us should that position change."

Further reinforcing their commitment, they added this week: "Our position remains the/e same as per the statement in June. We continue to support the family."

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