British police offer to help find teenager Jay Slater, 19, missing for five days – but Tenerife police refuse – The Sun

LANCASHIRE Police say they have offered to help find missing teenager Jay Slater. -bbut the local cops refused.

Jay, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, went missing in Tenerife after trying to walk back to his home after missing a bus.

Lancashire Police say they have offered to support the search for missing British teenager Jay Slater.Credit: Solarpix
Haunting photographs show the Airbnb in Tenerife where he was partyingCredit: Airbnb
Ophélie, the owner of the Airbnb where Jay stayed before disappearingCredit: Médias MEN
Rescuers comb a ravine near the village of MascaCredit: PA
Jay's last Snapchat showed a cigarette in his hand on a remote AirbnbCredit: Snapchat
The area of ​​Tenerife where Jay, 19, disappearedCredit: PA

The 19-year-old had attended the NRG music festival on the island with two friends before his disappearance.

Lancashire Police have now offered to support the Guardia Civil in their efforts to find the teenager.

However, the local police rejected the proposal because they have the necessary “resources”.

A statement read: “First of all, our thoughts are with Jay’s family at this time.

“They have to go through the most difficult ordeal without knowing what happened to their loved one.

“We have specialist officers who continue to support Jay’s family.

“While this matter does not fall within the remit of the UK police, we have offered our support to the Guardia Civil to see if they require additional resources.

“They have confirmed that at this time they are happy to have the resources they need, but this offer remains open and they will contact us if this position changes.

“Once again, our thoughts are with Jay’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

It comes as police, firefighters and search and rescue personnel combed a large area in and around the village of Masca on Friday.

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Search and rescue personnel carefully examined dead palm trees covering a river at the base of a hill, near an Airbnb property they were reportedly led to.

The owner of the property, who goes by the name Ophelia, told reporters she saw Jay walking on the road in front of her property but did not see him again after that – describing the situation as worrying .

A Facebook post Friday said Jay's family and friends were “exhausted beyond words.”

Helicopters, rescue dogs and drones were used to try to find the teenager, who was last heard from when he called his friend Lucy Law on Monday morning.

Officers have since been seen scanning the hillside and carefully observing the landscape through binoculars near its last known location, near the village of Masca.

The walk from Jay's last known location to his accommodation would have taken approximately 11 hours on foot.

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On the fifth day of the jay hunt, search teams paid particular attention to a river called Barranco Madre del Agua, at the bottom of a ravine, where staff armed with sticks carefully searched for fallen dead trees.

They then moved to other regions, concentrating much of their resources in an area near Teno Rural Park.

In a post on the Facebook page titled Jay Slater Missing, group administrator Rachel Louise Harg said Jay's family and friends were in a “living nightmare”.

She said: “There is unfortunately no update for anyone.

“I'm having a hard time finding the words right now, but all I can say is that we're still searching and everyone is doing everything they can.

“We are exhausted beyond words – I just can’t say more, I wish I could.

The two-bedroom property is called Casa Abuela Tina.Credit: Airbnb
The farm is classified as located in a “unique natural landscape”.Credit: Airbnb
Footage showed Jay at a rave hours before he disappearedCredit: Tiktok/@leah.birchxx
Jay was all smiles in Snapchat photo before disappearing

“I wish it would end now, this living nightmare.

“Research continues and we remain positive.

“Thanks to your support and help we can't thank you anymore, lots of love.”

Footage released by the Guardia Civil on Thursday showed views from a helicopter as it traveled up the hillside.

The video, posted on the force's X account, formerly Twitter, showed officers searching through bushes and overgrown land with dogs.

Ms Law, who attended the NRG music festival with Jay, said he called her around 8.30am on Monday and told her he was “lost in the mountains, unaware of his environment, that he desperately needed a drink and his phone. was at 1 percent.

Jay's mother, Debbie Duncan, who flew to Tenerife on Tuesday, said searching for her son was “an absolute nightmare”.

Ms Duncan told ITV News: “He's the life and soul, he's a beautiful boy.”

Jay was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with shorts and sneakers and carrying a black bag.

A fundraiser organized by Ms Law to 'bring Jay Slater home' has since received more than £24,500 in donations.

A spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British man missing in Spain and are in contact with the local authorities.”

Dozens of firefighters and volunteers joined the huntCredit: PA
Rescue helicopter searches above Masca ravineCredit: Reuters
Rescue workers roam the terrainCredit: PA
Cops also use dogs to try to find cluesCredit: Reuters
Jay pictured with his brother Zak and mother Debbie – who both traveled to the island after his disappearance
Jay's friend Lucy Law was the last person to speak to him

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