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Friend of missing Brit Jay Slater reveals what he said in final phone call before he disappeared in Tenerife

Friend of missing Brit Jay Slater reveals what he said in final phone call before he disappeared in Tenerife

Jay Slater was last heard of on Monday morning

The friend of missing 19-year-old Jay Slater has recalled what he told her on a call before his phone died on Monday morning following a night out in Tenerife.

Jay Slater, 19, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, was last heard from on Monday morning as he told a friend he planned to walk back to his accommodation after missing a bus, a journey expected to take around 11 hours on foot.

The search for Jay Slater in Tenerife continues. (Handout by family)
The search for Jay Slater in Tenerife continues. (Handout by family)

The teen had been enjoying a holiday on the Spanish island with two friends in the hours before he went missing on 17 June, having flown to the Canary Islands for a music festival.

One of the friends he was joined by, Lucy, later told police that he'd been on a night out with the group earlier that evening, but had left the group in order to spend time with new people he'd met.

She told the Manchester Evening News that the accommodation of their 'new friends' had been 'in the middle of nowhere', and that Jay had called at around 8.00am the following day to inform her that he was attempting to walk home after being unable to catch a bus.

He also told her his phone battery was on one percent and that he needed a drink of water, but 'didn't know where he was'.

His phone then died, with his last location showing as being in ‘the middle of the mountains with nothing around’.

Jay's last seen location was in a rural part of the island. (Handout by family)
Jay's last seen location was in a rural part of the island. (Handout by family)

His location was revealed to be in the Rural de Teno Park - or the National Park of Teno, north west of the island.

The search continues today, after his mother Debbie Duncan, flew to Tenerife on Tuesday morning (18 June).

And today, in an exclusive interview with Sky News, Jay's friend Lucy has divulged more of the subjects that the teenager spoke about on his final telephone call before his mobile died.

Describing her friend as 'not a stupid boy', she told press he'd told her he 'didn't know where he was', 'needed a drink' and had 'cut his leg on a cactus'.

After Mr Slater first went missing, Lucy claimed an American woman had offered to drive her up into the mountains to find him, but there was 'literally no sign' of him.

After they managed to track down the house in which he'd been staying with his new friends, she claims the residents told him he'd gone out for a cigarette before saying he wanted to go home.

This was what Jay Slater was last seen wearing. (Snapchat/Jay Slater)
This was what Jay Slater was last seen wearing. (Snapchat/Jay Slater)

"They told me he'd spoken to the next door neighbours and they'd told him there was a bus every 10 minutes back down to Los Cristianos," Lucy said.

"The bus stop was right next to the house. So obviously if he'd gone to get the bus he wouldn't have got lost because it [the stop] was visible from the front door."

She went on to admit: "I can't understand why he would come out of the house and then decide he was going to walk. I think he maybe set off walking with battery and had not realised how far the walk actually is."

"The thing I find the most weird about this is the fact that there's nobody that's seen him.

"And he's not a stupid boy - he's got some nous about him.

"I've seen so many people up here and I've asked every single one if they've seen him - this is what I find weird.

"If he'd seen somebody, or a car, he would have flagged down the car - he would have said he needed a phone to contact someone."

Jay hasn't been heard of since Monday. (Lucy Law)
Jay hasn't been heard of since Monday. (Lucy Law)

She added: "He would never have his family worrying like this - he would never have us worrying like this.

"If he saw someone, the first thing he would do is say 'I need to ring my mum' - I know that for a fact. He would never ever have his mum worrying like this.

"It's just awful - I've never in my life been so worried.

"I've literally not slept at all since."

Featured Image Credit: Lucy Law/Family handout

Topics: Crime, News, UK News, World News, Jay Slater