Search teams, looking for Jay Slater in Tenerife, are “paying close attention” to a river, as the search enters its fifth day.

Today (June 21) search and rescue personnel joined officers from the island’s Guardia Civil near the village of Masc. They appeared to focus on a specific area of overgrown terrain.

Some officers used binoculars to survey the landscape before heading towards the bottom of the hillside.

Search teams paid close attention to a river called Barranco Madre del Agua at the bottom of a ravine, where personnel with sticks carefully searched through fallen dead palm trees.

The owner of the Airbnb property he was reportedly driven to, who gave her name as Ophelia, told reporters she saw Jay walk up the road past her property but did not see him again after that – describing the situation as worrying.

On Thursday, a helicopter flew over Rural de Teno park in the south of the Spanish island as search teams followed various footpaths in the area.

Footage released by the Guardia Civil on Thursday showed the views from the helicopter as it scoured the hillside.



The video, posted to the force’s X account, showed officers searching in bushes and overgrown terrain with dogs.

The walk from Jay's  last known location to his accommodation would have taken about 11 hours on foot.

The search area was quiet on Friday, with only a handful of police cars stationed at Rural de Teno park.

Lucy Law, who attended the NRG music festival with Jay , said he called her at about 8.30am on Monday and told her he was “lost in the mountains, he wasn’t aware of his surroundings, he desperately needed a drink and his phone was on 1per cent”.

Jay's mother, Debbie Duncan, who flew to Tenerife on Tuesday, said searching for her son was “an absolute living nightmare”.

Debbie told ITV News: “He’s the life and soul, he’s a beautiful boy.”

Jay was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt with shorts and trainers and a black bag.

A fundraiser set up by Lucy to “get Jay Slater home” has since received more than £23,500 in donations.

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesman 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.”