Missing Jay Slater spotted ‘staggering back to his feet’ by clubbers in new video at Tenerife rave

Missing Jay Slater spotted ‘staggering back to his feet’ by clubbers in new video at Tenerife rave
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MISSING Jay Slater appears to stagger back to his feet after falling to the ground at a club in bombshell new footage obtained by The Sun.

The partygoer, 19, was seen raving at 1am last Monday at Papagayo nightclub as part of the hard dance NRG music festival in Tenerife.

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Jay, bottom centre, appeared to stumble to the floor in the packed nightclub
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a crowd of people are gathered in a dark room
Exclusive Sun footage shows him getting up to his feet
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The teen can be seen struggling to regain his balance[/caption]

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Jay had travelled to Tenerife for a festival before he disappeared on Monday[/caption]

Our video shows revellers partying on a packed dance floor as a trance anthem belts through the room and strobe lights cut through the air.

As a cloud of smoke shoots from a machine, engulfing the clubbers, a number of lads turn their heads towards Jay, who appears to be on the ground.

He is then seen standing up with his shirt hanging around his neck, seemingly unsteady on his feet.

One partygoer said: “It was a good atmosphere, it was hard dance music and everybody was having a good time vibing away.

“I wanted to remember the moment so I started filming, then I saw a lad staggering around in front of me.

“You could see him get up off the ground, everyone turned there to look. They looked a bit concerned.

“I had no idea it was Jay at first, he was proper worse for wear. He was with a couple of lads and a girl.

“It was only after we read The Sun and saw pictures of him. I looked back my videos and my blood ran cold, knowing he was gone.

“All our mates seen it the next day, we were all shocked thinking it could have been me.”

The raver, who was on his first oversees festival trip with seven pals, said most of the attendees at the three-day event were aged between 18 and 25.

He added: “There were drugs being sold but festival was well run and the security was safe. Nobody felt pressured to do anything.

“When you hear of the things that could happen to people it makes you question everything, a quick decision could become your last.”

It comes as…

  • Jay’s mum gave a tearful plea and said “I just want my baby back”
  • Owner of Airbnb where Jay stayed saw him “walking fast” up a dangerous ravine
  • Brit cops offered to fly out and help but Spanish officials said no
  • Jay’s mum slammed the Tenerife police investigation
  • A possible new sighting of Jay placed him 3.5 miles away from where he vanished with two men
  • The missing teen’s dad and brother visited the search site
  • Cops turn their search to several brick outbuildings near Jay’s last known location
  • The GoFundMe set up to raise money for Jay’s family surpasses £30,000 in only three days
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a map of honing in shows the location of the missing brit teen jay slater

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Jay, centre, stumbles on the floor of a packed nightclub[/caption]

Search and rescue teams have honed in on the mountainous area where Jay's phone last pinged
Search and rescue are scouring several outbuildings near Jay’s last known location

The footage captured the moment DJ BLK played to the crowd. It is unclear how long Jay remained in the club, which closed at around 4am.

The NRG festival, a series of high-beats per minute parties, attracts tens of thousands of punters and invites them to rave all night long.

The search for Lancashire lad Jay continues today, with search crews picking their way through thick foliage on a 2,000-ft deep ravine in rural Masca.

Jay, of Oswaldtwistle, disappeared on Monday morning after leaving two pals he met clubbing at their small AirBnb cottage near the remote village of Masca.

He called pal Lucy Law and told her he was exhausted and thirsty, with just one per cent battery on his phone.

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

Mum Debbie Duncan revealed a witness went to cops and claimed to have seen the teen sitting on a bench 3.5 miles away in Santiago del Teide, some ten hours after he was last heard from.

This has not been confirmed by police, who are not replying to enquiries.

Meanwhile a detective-turned-TV investigator who exposed Jimmy Savile’s horrific crimes and probed the disappearance of Madeleine McCann yesterday offered to help Debbie track down Jay.

Mark Williams-Thomas revealed he contacted her amid mounting speculation over what happened to the holidaymaker.

Search teams attempting to find Jay on Sunday narrowed their efforts on small buildings close to where his phone last pinged on Monday morning.

Officers from the Guardia Civil could be seen circling two structures at the bottom of a ravine near Masca in Rural de Teno Park – dubbed the badlands by locals.

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Efforts appeared to be focused on the one area after days of searches in the rural mountain village of Masca and the surrounding landscape.

They were seen looking into blue barrels outside one of the small buildings.

The efforts come after Debbie issued a direct plea to her missing son, saying: “We just need you home.”

Debbie said she has “not slept” since the 19-year-old disappeared.

She said she did not know whether the Spanish authorities turning down an offer of help from the UK was because they viewed it as “an insult”.

She added: “We’re not coping. I’m not coping very well at all.

“I’ve not slept, I’m exhausted. It’s been awful. I can’t give up on him, I just can’t.

“People say: ‘Yeah, I understand’ – no, you don’t, you don’t understand.

“We just need you home – we just need him home.”

The NRG festival issued a statement in which it said it was able to “give some practical support” to Jay’s family, including rooms at a hotel.

A GoFundMe page for Mr Slater’s family raised more than £30,000 and claims it will go towards family and pals staying in Tenerife while the hunt continues.

Jay with pal Lucy at a rave on Sunday night before he vanished
Jay seen with pal Lucy Law at a rave on Sunday evening
a crowd of people are gathered in a room including a man in an orange shirt
Jay, left, climbed back to his feet after falling in the club
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Spanish cops peer inside blue barrels next to a rural outbuilding[/caption]

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

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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

Jay’s dad Warren and brother Zak visit the search site in Tenerife


Cops focus their search around small outbuildings in de Teno park near where Jay’s phone last pinged

Jay’s mum Debbie says trolls are comparing her to Karen Matthews

The GoFundMe set up by Jay’s friend Lucy surpasses £30,000 after just three days

Exclusive Sun footage shows Jay appearing to fall and stumble back up at a rave before he vanished


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