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The household of Jay Slater have vowed to proceed trying to find the lacking teenager, regardless of Spanish police calling off their operation after 13 days.

The 19-year-old from Lancashire disappeared close to the distant village of Masca in Tenerife, after setting off on what ought to have been an 11-hour stroll again to his lodging.

Despite the efforts of mountain rescue groups, the Guardia Civil and volunteers, no hint of the apprentice bricklayer has been discovered within the mountain area.

The search has now been called off by the Guardia Civil
The search has now been referred to as off by the Guardia Civil (PA Wire)

After Jay was reported lacking on 17 June, his household and numerous shut mates flew out to the island to help within the search, they usually have vowed to stay there till he’s discovered.

Rachel Hargreaves, an in depth household buddy who has joined Jay’s mother and father on the most important of the Canary Islands, informed Mail Online: “No one is leaving until we find Jay.”

She added: “We stay and we do what we need to do. Nothing has changed. We will continue to search for him.”

A Guardia Civil spokesperson stated on Sunday: “The search operation has now finished, although the case remains open.”

Casa Abuela Tina in Masca, Tenerife, where the missing British teenager was staying before he disappeared
Casa Abuela Tina in Masca, Tenerife, the place the lacking British teenager was staying earlier than he disappeared (PA Wire)

Helicopters, drones and search canine have been all deployed within the effort to seek out Jay, and officers have been seen combing by the rugged terrain within the hope of discovering {the teenager}.

On Friday, the power had appealed for volunteers, reminiscent of firefighters and particular person volunteers who’ve experience, to help in a huge search – a large search – on Saturday.

However, Jay’s father, Warren Slater, revealed that he was “disappointed” that simply six volunteers turned out to hitch within the seek for his son.

The search within the village of Masca, close to to Jay’s last-known location, took in a steep rocky space, together with ravines, trails and paths.

Jay attended the NRG music pageant in Playa de las Americas with two mates earlier than his disappearance, and his final recognized location was the Rural de Teno park within the north of the island.

He had travelled to an Airbnb in Masca throughout the early hours of the morning with two older males, who had rented the property. A police spokesperson later stated they’d been dominated “not relevant” to the case.

Jay’s friend Brad Hargreaves said he could see the teenager had gone off-road during a video call before he went missing
Jay’s buddy Brad Hargreaves stated he might see {the teenager} had gone off-road throughout a video name earlier than he went lacking (This Morning)

On Friday, Jay’s buddy Brad Hargreaves informed ITV’s This Morning that he had been on a video name with Jay earlier than his disappearance and had seen and heard {the teenager} depart the street.

He stated: “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.”

He confirmed he might see his buddy’s ft “sliding” down the hill and will hear he was strolling on gravel. But Mr Hargreaves stated he and his buddy have been each laughing at that time.

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

A search volunteer speaks of the difficulties caused by the rugged terrain
A search volunteer speaks of the difficulties brought on by the rugged terrain (Sky News)

The final individual to talk to Jay was his buddy Lucy Law, who described a frantic telephone name with him at 8.50am. She stated he had informed her he was “lost in the mountains, he wasn’t aware of his surroundings, he desperately needed a drink and his phone was on 1 per cent”.

Ms Law arrange a GoFundMe attraction titled “Get Jay Slater Home”, which had raised greater than £43,000 because the police search got here to an finish.

Jay’s mom, Debbie Duncan, travelled to the island because the search came about. She stated the cash raised on-line could be used to assist mountain rescue groups and to cowl her personal lodging and meals prices.