Bombshell NEW sighting of Jay Slater 10 hours after he was last seen revealed by his mum as cops hunt for teen in ravine

JAY Slater’s devastated mum has revealed a huge development in the search for the missing teen.

Debbie Duncan, speaking from Tenerife, said her son may have been spotted with two men some ten hours after he was last seen on Monday morning.

Jay Slater, 19, is still missing in Tenerife

Jay Slater (right) pictured with his brother Zak and mum Debbie – who both flew out to the island after he went missing

The search for missing Jay enters its sixth day today – with cops scouring remote parkland in northern Tenerife

Debbie told Mail Online: “Someone has come forward to say they saw someone who they thought was Jay walking back down the road sat on a bench.

“He was with two men looking a bit worse for wear, and they were by a church, this guy has come forward and told the police about it and they are looking into it.

“We don’t know if it was Jay for sure, but it’s a start.”

Debbie, 55, has been in Tenerife since Tuesday helping with the massive police search for her 19-year-old son.

She revealed that the fresh sighting pinpoints Jay’s possible movements to 6pm on Monday – 9 hours after his missing persons report was filed.

The worried mum said: “They said it was about 6pm which is ten hours after he was seen by the lady in the village.

He was with two men looking a bit worse for wear, and they were by a church, this guy has come forward and told the police about it and they are looking into it

Debbie Duncan, Jay’s mum

“But if it was him what was he doing there and who are these two men?”

She added: “All I know is that I am going to stay here for as long as it takes, I’m not going home unless it’s with Jay. I’m not going anywhere until they find him.”

Cops have yet to confirm the new sighting of the missing teen.

It comes as rescue efforts have turned their focus to an area known locally as “the badlands”, scouring a 2,000ft ravine in a remote park.

It comes as…

Bombshell new vid shows Jay at a rave hours being he vanished

Pics show Airbnb teen partied at before going missing

Jay was spotted ‘walking alone’ by locals

Jay’s mum was sent a message saying “kiss goodbye to your son” amid family fears he’s been kidnapped

She gave a tearful plea and said “I just want my baby back”

His family have endured days of bogus theories and sick messages from trolls

Cops searched the teen’s hotel room in Tenerife for clues

Owner of the AirBnB Jay stayed in on Sunday saw him walking off on his own uphill in the Masca mountains

Pictures from the scene show cops, firefighters, volunteers and sniffer dogs scanning the desolate Teno Nature Reserve, Jay’s last known location.

Locals and experts have warned of the treacherous conditions in the area – where the air is “thin”, temperatures change rapidly and the mountains drop sharply to the water below.

On Monday morning around 8am, Jay made a frantic phone call to pal Lucy Law to tell her he was stranded in the “middle of nowhere”.

He said he had cut his leg on a cactus, was thirsty and was about to embark on an 11-hour trek home.

The panicked phone call was the last anyone had heard of Jay.

A missing persons report was filed at around 9am that morning – sparking a round-the-clock hunt.

The Lancashire teen was last seen by the owner of an AirBnB where he had stayed on Sunday evening.

Ophelia, the owner of the holiday rental Casa Abuela Tina – where he spent the night – said she saw him walking off on his own uphill in the vast mountainous area near Masca.

Ophelia told MEN: “It’s dangerous walking around here, it’s easy to lose yourself. He walked up the road when I saw him for the last time.

“He was alone. He was walking normally, though he was fast.”

It is understood the Airbnb was rented by the two men Jay went back with after the closing night of NRG festival on Sunday.

Timeline of Jay Slater’s disappearance

By Ellie Doughty, Foreign News Reporter


Jay goes to a rave at the 2024 NRG music festival in Tenerife, around Arona on the south of the island

8.35pm – Jay posts a smiling Snapchat video of him laughing with friends

He leaves the rave with two men he met that day and is driven back to their accommodation across the island


7.30am – Jay posts a Snapchat of a hand holding a cigarette in the area where the accommodation was – near the rural de Teno Park on the north of the island

8.30am – Jay calls his friend Lucy Law and tells her he missed a bus, had one per cent of battery left on his phone and was stuck in the “middle of nowhere”

9am – A missing persons report is filed and the search for Jay begins


2am – Police knock on the door of Jay’s mum Debbie Duncan’s home and tell her to catch the first flight out to Tenerife

7am – She flies out from Manchester Airport alongside her son Zak to help with the search

Debbie is sent a Snapchat message saying “Kiss goodbye to your boy, you’re never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money.”


12.30pm – Police move the search to the south of the island briefly after a false sighting

Cops search his hotel room for clues as his mum says there was “nothing untoward there”

Debbie gives a heart-wrenching interview where she shares fears he has been “taken” and says “I just want my baby back”


Cops begin day four of the massive search for Jay


Lancashire cops offer to help with the search but Tenerife authorities say they are “satisfied that they have the resources they need”

Search turns to 22,000ft ravine in Masca – part of an area dubbed “the badlands” by locals


The sixth day of the search begins with sniffer dogs, cops, mountain rescue and firefighters again taking to the hills in northern Tenerife

Possible new sighting of Jay places him near a church with two men at 6pm on Monday – although unconfirmed by police


Today police efforts are spread across 30 kilometres in and around the Masca area where Jay was last seen.

Locals and experts have warned of the perilous conditions in the area – where the air is “thin”, temperatures change rapidly and the mountains drop sharply to the water below.

A local car rental owner has spoken out about the treacherous environment where efforts are concentrated.

Andrew Knight, who runs Sanasty Car Hire Tenerife, has lent his vehicles to help in the hunt.

He told The Mirror: “You’re up there, it’s very thin air, you’ve got cloud around.

“It does go very cold at night, especially with the thin air and the wind chill.

“It would be pretty cold if you were up there without jumpers and jackets and things.”

The 29-year-old warned that the weather up in the hills is also “constantly changing”.

Jonathan Stones, who moved to Tenerife more than two decades ago at 13, said the Teno Nature Reserve is one of the island’s most inhospitable spots.

He told The Sun: “Where Jay was last located through his mobile phone is where he stands the least chance of survival.

“The desolate landscapes around the island’s holiday hotspots are referred to as ‘malpais’ by locals — a word that translates into English as ‘bad land’.”

Vicente Infante, from the Tenerife Mountain Federation, previously warned of the dangers of hiking there without proper gear.

He said: “Hikers in the past were prepared, used suitable footwear, helmets… In short, they carried all the equipment.”

“What happens nowadays is that many people go with normal trainers, shorts, shirts… that’s where the risks are.

“More and more people are going, so sooner or later an accident will happen. It’s inevitable.”

Jay’s mum Debbie revealed the new sighting today

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