Everything the police and Spanish authorities have said so far on Jay Slater search

Police in Tenerife have ended the search for the 19-year-old, according to reports.

Vehicles of the Guardia Civil near the last known location of Jay Slater. (PA/Reach)
Vehicles of the Guardia Civil near the last known location of Jay Slater. (PA/Reach)

Police in Tenerife have called off the search for missing teenager Jay Slater, according to reports.

It comes after officers appealed for expert volunteers to help with a “massive search” near his last known location on Saturday.

However, there was no sign of Slater and police announced the end of the search on Sunday, though the investigation into his disappearance will remain open.

Here is what the Spanish police – and others – have said about Slater's disappearance so far.

The 19-year-old disappeared on 17 June following an attempt to walk back to his accommodation after attending the NRG music festival with two friends.

His last known location was the Rural de Teno Park in the north of the island which he had travelled to with two other festival-goers. This was an 11-hour walk from his accommodation.

Slater was last heard from just before 9am on the day he disappeared. His friend Lucy Law said Slater told her in a frantic phone call how he was “lost in the mountains, he wasn’t aware of his surroundings, he desperately needed a drink and his phone was on 1%”.

Jay Slater, 19, had attended the NRG Tenerife Weekender music festival. (Reach)
Jay Slater, 19, had attended the NRG Tenerife Weekender music festival. (Reach)

On Friday, Slater’s friend Brad Hargreaves told ITV’s This Morning he had been on a video call with him before his disappearance when he heard him go off the road.

He said: “He was on the phone walking down a road and he’d gone over a little bit – not a big drop – but a tiny little drop and he was going down. And he said ‘I’ll ring ya back, I’ll ring ya back’ because I think someone else was ringing him.”

Hargreaves confirmed he could see his friend’s feet “sliding” down the hill and could hear he was walking on gravel. But he said both of them were laughing at that point.

He added: “He didn’t seem concerned on the phone, until we knew how far away he was.”

Saturday's search began in the village of Masca, near to his last known location. It was coordinated to take in a steep rocky area, including ravines, trails and paths.

In the 13 days since Slater went missing, search teams coordinated by the Guardia Civil had mounted a huge manhunt using helicopters, drones and search dogs to scour mountainous areas of the island.

Emergency workers near the village of Masca, Tenerife, where the search for missing British teenager Jay Slater continues. (PA)
Emergency workers near the village of Masca, Tenerife, during the search for missing British teenager Jay Slater last week. (PA)

Announcing the end of the search on Sunday, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil told The Telegraph: “The search for Jay Slater ended yesterday. The case remains open and any new clues will be investigated.”

According to reports, media were told in a press conference on Saturday that the two men who were reported to have rented the Airbnb that Slater travelled to before his disappearance are “not relevant” to the case.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's search, Angel Sanz Coronado, Tenerife’s Civil Guard police chief, had pleaded for volunteers to help: "Given that it is a steep, rocky area, full of uneven terrain and with many ravines, tracks and trails, we request the collaboration of all those volunteer associations that can help in this planned search that is intended to be carried out in a directed and coordinated way."

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Coronado said the search would progress "in a logical and orderly way along the many paths and ravines that are found in Masca".

Canarian Weekly, a Canary Islands news site, reported police as saying on 28 June that “all hypotheses are open” in the search.

On 25 June, the Guardia Civil also posted this video on X of its search, saying it had been "joined by agents with their dogs specialised in searching for people from Madrid".

Previously, on 19 June, a Civil Guard spokeswoman in Tenerife said the hunt included "a helicopter unit, the cynological unit which uses dogs, the Greim mountain rescue and intervention unit and citizen security patrols".

She added: "It’s a large operation. The focus area is the area where we were informed the missing man had disappeared which is the narrow valley within the Teno Massif called the Masca Gorge. When there’s a disappearance police always look at all options and investigate all the possibilities."

Slater is from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Lancashire Police said it made “an offer of support" to the police in Tenerife but it was rejected.

The force said on 22 June: “Whilst 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.”

A search team near the last known location of Jay Slater. (PA)
A search team near the last known location of Jay Slater. (PA)

His mother, Debbie Duncan, who travelled to the island following his disappearance, said money raised online would be used to support mountain rescue teams and cover her accommodation and food costs.

Donations flooded in after GoFundMe appeal “Get Jay Slater home” was set up by Law, his friend and the last person to speak to him. By Friday more than £40,000 had been raised.

In an update on Thursday, Duncan said: “We are currently working with GoFundMe to withdraw part of the funds, which are being safely held. I wanted to share that these funds will be used to support the mountain rescue teams who are tirelessly searching for Jay. Additionally, since our stay in Tenerife needs to be extended, we will also use the funds to cover accommodation and food expenses.”