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Jay Slater search focused on 2,000ft ravine near to where missing Brit last phoned friend

Jay Slater search focused on 2,000ft ravine near to where missing Brit last phoned friend

The search for Jay has now entered its fifth day

Rescue teams looking for missing teenager Jay Slater have focused their search on a 2,000ft ravine.

Jay, 19, from Lancashire, has been missing in Tenerife since Monday morning, shortly after he made a frantic phone call to his friend Lucy Law.

After partying at a festival over the weekend, Jay decided to stay out with a group of people he had recently met.

On Monday morning, Lucy says that Jay phoned her at around 8.50am, explaining that he was lost in the mountainous area and his phone was only on one percent.

Jay Slater was last heard from on Monday. (Family Handout)
Jay Slater was last heard from on Monday. (Family Handout)

It is believed that Jay was trying to walk from an Airbnb in the region to where he was staying, which would have taken about 11 hours on foot.

Following her phone call, Lucy said: "He's ended up out in the middle of nowhere. Jay was obviously thinking he would be able to get home from there.

"But then in the morning he's set off walking, using his Maps on his phone and ended up in the middle of mountains with nothing around.

"He rang me at about 8 o'clock this morning saying his phone was on one percent, he said 'I don't know where I am, I need a drink and my phone is about to die'."

Jay's last known location was in the National Park of Teno area. (Family handout)
Jay's last known location was in the National Park of Teno area. (Family handout)

Friends, family and rescue teams have spent the last four days search for Jay, focusing on the rural area of Masca, not far from his last known location.

On Friday, as the search entered its fifth day, police in Tenerife - known as the Guardia Civil - appear to have shifted their focus towards a river called Barranco Madre del Agua at the bottom of a 2,000ft ravine, where authorities have been searching through fallen palm trees.

According to the Mirror, it's around 100 metres below the Airbnb where Jay is believed to have been on Monday morning.

Police and search teams have been reportedly working their way up from the ravine towards the property.

Friends and family have now said they are 'drained beyond words' as the search for Jay continues.

Police and search teams have been focusing on a ravine (PA)
Police and search teams have been focusing on a ravine (PA)

On Thursday evening, Rachel Louise Harg - who has been out in Tenerife searching for Jay - posted on Facebook: “There isn’t an update for anyone unfortunately.

“Struggling to find words at this time but all I can say is we are looking still and everyone is doing all they can.

“We are drained beyond words – I just can’t say no more, I wish I could.

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

“Searches are ongoing and we remain positive.

“Thanks to you all supporting and helping we can’t thank you any more, much love.”

Police have been searching around Masca (PA)
Police have been searching around Masca (PA)

Speaking to the PA News Agency, Jay's mum Debbie Duncan - who flew out to Tenerife to search for her son on Tuesday - said: “It’s just traumatic and it doesn’t feel real. It’s just awful, it’s horrendous.

“I think he’s been taken against his will with what’s been said, but it’s in the hands of the police.

“He’s just a great person who everyone wanted to be with. He’s good looking, he’s a popular boy.”

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesman 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.”

LADbible has reached out to the Guardia Civil for comment.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Family Handout

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