Full timeline of Jay Slater’s disappearance in Tenerife as search continues

A map showing the timeline of the disappearance of British teenager Jay Slater (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Seven days have passed since British teen Jay Slater vanished after partying at New Rave Generation music festival on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

The 19-year-old, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was last heard from when he called friend Lucy Mae Law shortly before 9am on Monday.

He had missed the bus back to his apartment in the town of Los Cristianos where he was staying, and faced a gruelling 10-hour walk back.

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Jay’s last known location was on a path in the mountainous terrain of the Rural de Teno national park on the north-west of the island, where his phone last pinged.

Emergency workers met in various locations throughout the day, combing bushes, overgrown terrain, hillsides and rivers but failed to find the missing teenager.

Fears are growing about what has happened to the apprentice bricklayer after yet another day passed with no major breakthroughs in the case.

This was Jay’s first holiday abroad without his family

Metro.co.uk has put together a timeline of Jay’s disappearance, from where he was last seen – as shown in a TikTok video – to the sight of the search.

Jay Slater’s disappearance: from NRG Festival to last known sighting

Sunday, June 16 

Jay Slater attends the NRG music festival at the Papagayo nightclub in Playa de las Americas with his friends.

Monday, June 17

A grab from TikTok of Jay at Papagayo nightclub (Picture: Simon Ashton)

Jay leaves the party and gets into a car with two men he had met that night.

7.30am – He posts a picture on Snapchat showing him at the doorway of a property, tagged with the location Parque Rural de Teno.

He is seen wearing a grey T-shirt with a green stripe – this is the last confirmed sighting of him.

8.15am – The teenager makes a final phone call to his friend Lucy Mae Law, telling her he has missed his bus.

He says he is ‘in the middle of mountains’ with ‘nothing around’, and that he needs water. Then the phone cuts out, with his battery dying.

According to the last location on his mobile phone, he is at Rural de Teno Park, a mountainous area of a national park, around 10 hours’ walk from his apartment complex.

A poster being circulated amid the search for the teenager (Picture: PA)

9.04am – Police in Tenerife are alerted, and Jay’s friend Lucy contacts the British Embassy.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office 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.’

2pm – His friends begin circulating a description of Jay, including the clothes he was wearing.

Tuesday, June 18 

Jay’s friends begin searching the mountainous area where his phone last pinged his location. There is still no trace of him.

Spanish police and mountain rescue teams begin searching as well. Sniffer dogs and a helicopter are also deployed to the scene.

Search and rescue teams near to the village of Masca, Tenerife (Picture: PA)

11.35am – Jay’s mother Debbie Duncan and brother Zak board a flight to Tenerife.

2.30pm – Debbie posts an appeal on Facebook, pleading that anyone with information about her son’s whereabouts to contact her.

Wednesday, June 19

The search is briefly moved to the Los Cristianos area due to a potential sighting, but the lead is ‘discounted’. The operation in the national park is resumed again.

Local residents living in Tenerife begin to distribute missing posters in the hopes of finding Jay and bringing him safely home.

Thursday, June 20

Emergency workers near the village of Masca, Tenerife (Picture: PA)

There is still no sign of the teenager, and a scarcity of any leads about what has happened to him.

His friend Lucy launches a GoFundMe page to pay for the living costs of his family while they are in Spain.

Friday, June 21

Lancashire Police confirms it has offered to help the search but says that Spanish Police are ‘satisfied that they have the resources they need.

Conspiracy theories about his disappearance begin to circulate in a Facebook group focused on tracing him.

Some speculate that Jay may have been kidnapped. Others suggest he could be in hiding.

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Saturday, June 22

Police, rescue dog teams and firefighters continue combing the mountainous terrain at Rural de Teno National Park

Jay’s mother issues a direct plea to her son, saying: ‘We just need you home’.

Debbie is contacted about a potential new sigting of her son with two men not believed to be known to him.

He is described in this sighting as looking ‘a bit worse for wear’, but police are yet to confirm this.

Sunday, June 23

A new video reportedly showing Jay partying in Papagayo nightclub with his top off begins circulating on TikTok.

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