Mother of man who vanished in Tenerife 5 years in the past feels ache of Jay Slater’s household | EUROtoday

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The mom of a younger Briton who vanished off the coast of Tenerife 5 years in the past has stated she feels the tears of Jay Slater’s mom on tv who’s crying “just like me”.

Ricardo Scott Santana, 23, vanished on a Jet Ski safari with associates at round 11.30am on June 15, 2019 – a day earlier than he was on account of fly house.

His household are nonetheless desperately in search of the “loving” youth employee, who disappeared whereas using off a jet ski close to Palm Mar, only a few miles from Los Cristianos the place Jay Slater was staying on the celebration island.

His household stated the jet ski was later discovered deserted however his physique has by no means been discovered.

His mom, Natasha Samantha Scott, 50, who’s deaf, stated she has struggled to get any updates on her son’s whereabouts and not using a BSL interpreter.

‘Now all that is left for friends and family to do is pray that one of these days he is found’ Ricardo with his mother Natasha
‘Now all that is left for friends and family to do is pray that one of these days he is found’ Ricardo along with his mom Natasha (Family handout)

She instructed The Independent: “He was with a group of friends for a nice holiday. It’s thought he may have jumped into the sea off his jet ski to swim in the water. It doesn’t make sense. He is a fighter and a strong swimmer. He vanished underwater the undercurrent must have been so strong.

“The jet ski was found abandoned and the rescue mission was launched.

“Boats and helicopters went out to look for him for three days but they closed the report just two days later June 17.

“It’s been such a long time. They never found a body.

“I feel so sorry for Jay Slater’s family. I have seen her tears. To lose a son, she is suffering and crying just like me.”

Ricardo vanished in the sea off Tenerife five years ago
Ricardo vanished within the sea off Tenerife 5 years in the past (Family Handout)

The grandmother of 4 stated she final noticed Ricardo for a household meal in April 2019 and however she’s going to at all times cherish the final “happy” messages he despatched her from the vacation.

She added: “It’s been such hard work. My younger son has autism he is angry and upset. He always loses his temper asking where his older brother has gone. He asks ‘Why has he never come back to see us?’”

“Ricardo was so good and supportive with children he would always work hard to stop bullies.

Debbie Duncan gave a tearful interview
Debbie Duncan gave a tearful interview (PA/ITN)

“It’s too late to describe my pain over these last five years. I try to stay strong and positive. I will never give up and never forget him but I have had problems with my health.

“Every day I think about him from my heart.”

(Deborah Clarke-Topper)

His associates despatched out lacking posters and arrange a charity in his title RVS Foundation to lift authorized charges to get his physique, if ever found, lastly returned house. It has raised simply £1,721 over the previous 5 years.

An announcement on the Just Giving web page learn: “Now all that is left for friends and family to do is pray that one of these days he is found.”

Deborah Clarke-Topper lives on the island and has been serving to the seek for Jay Slater and others by way of her Facebook group Missing Persons Tenerife.

She instructed The Independent: “As a result of publicising Ricardo’s case five years later, we may enable his family to know more about what happened and help get the documentation, at least a police report, so that they may have closure.”

“Overall, there are 10 cases that have occurred and remain open since the beginning of the year that we have identified at Missing Persons Tenerife.

“One of the reasons the case of 19-year-old Briton Jay Slater has caught the attention of so many is that he is a young man on holiday who should have been having the time of his life.

“In addition to recent cases, there are a number of historical cases that have never been resolved, particularly of young British men on holiday or working in the tourist areas of Tenerife, Britain being a large source of tourism.

“Once the ‘golden hours’ of the first days of a search are over, the chances of someone being found safe and well are reduced. However, even if not safe and well it is important for family and friends to get closure and to know what happened to their loved ones.”

A Spanish police officer looks over the village of Masca, Tenerife, during the search for missing British teenager Jay Slater (James Manning/PA)
A Spanish police officer appears over the village of Masca, Tenerife, in the course of the seek for lacking British teenager Jay Slater (James Manning/PA) (PA Wire)

It got here as Jay Slater’s father voiced his frustration on the lack of officers aiding the seek for his son and referred to as for Interpol to take over.

Warren Slater has referred to as for the British authorities and the worldwide police authorities to get entangled after the Spanish Police seek for the apprentice bricklayer ended on June 30.

He instructed MailOnline: “We need to, as a full family, do a proper press conference and ask the British authorities to help. He’s a British citizen. Get Interpol involved.

“It’s just us. I haven’t got a team. We need a team to come over here and find out for us what the police are doing and what we need to do.

“Our hands are tied over here, we need experts. How long can you stay here for? It’ll take an army 10 years to cover all this. I’d employ a team of Gurkhas.”

The seek for his 19-year-old son has now entered its fourth week. Warren and Jay’s brother Zak are persevering with to look close to to his final recognized location in a “treacherous” gorge with a small group of native volunteers.