Jay Slaters mother has received disgraceful ‘joke’ phone calls saying where he is

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 19-06-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: Mail Online
Jay Slaters mother has received disgraceful ‘joke’ phone calls saying where he is

The mother and brother of Jay Slater, the 19-year-old British holidaymaker who disappeared on Monday, in the Teno Rural Park, have arrived in Tenerife to help in the search for their son and brother, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Jay was on holiday staying in Playa Las Americas and attended the NRG music festival with two friends, the last night of which was at Papagayo Beach Club located at the end of the Veronicas ‘strip’ in Las Americas, which finished at 6am on Monday morning.

Apparently, Jay ended the night going home with some people he had met during the festival, who were also English and staying in a different part of the island, quite a distance from Las Americas.

Jay’s mother, Debbie, told the Manchester Evening News: “He had been at a three-day festival, so he would have consumed a good amount of alcohol, but Jay was chatting with friends on Snapchat before he disappeared and seemed very compos mentis (in a good state of mind).”

The last person who had contact with Jay was his friend, Lucy, at around 8am on Monday morning. Then her phone went off. In that conversation, Jay stated that he “didn't know where he was” and that “he was very thirsty.”

“I know the last place he spoke to Lucy from was in the mountains and I think the police have a more precise location now. I imagine they are also talking to the people whose place he returned to,” Debbie said.

A Guardia Civil search operation commanded by agents from the Special Mountain Intervention Rescue Group (GREIM) with drones, dogs, and a helicopter has been in place for over 24 hours now, with no results, starting in Masca.


These are not easy times for the Slater family, but the situation has become more uncomfortable due to the calls Debbie is receiving. “Some people have been horrible. Many are jokes. It's disgusting. People have called and told me that they have Jay because he owes them money,” she said.

However, Debbie added, “These calls will not discourage me. I want to keep this in the news because it will increase the chances that Jay will be found safe and sound, which is obviously what we are praying for.”