Jay Slater’s Most Important Positive Move Before Vanishing Offers Hope for Family, Says Ex-Missing Persons Boss – World News

The search for missing teenager Jay Slater, 19, continues in Tenerife, with a former Missing Persons boss saying there are two ‘good things’ that could help the search

Jay Slater has been missing since Monday, but one expert is hopeful of his safe return(MEN Media)

A glimmer of hope has been offered in the search for missing teenager Jay Slater from Lancashire, Tenerife, as a former head of the Missing Persons squad highlights a crucial clue. Mike Neville, former head of Lambeth’s Missing Persons Unit, spoke about the significance of Jay’s last phone call to a friend before he disappeared, an important positive step that could narrow the search area.

Comparing Jay’s case to the recent tragic loss of TV doctor Michael Mosley in Greece, Mr Neville said: ‘I really hope this comes to a successful conclusion. It’s like the Mosley tragedy here because if you look at the park it’s a similar environment. .”

He added that the call Jay made is a crucial clue, telling GB News: “But because he made that call maybe they can pinpoint that area. It’s different to Mosley in that respect, it’s a tighter area. The police will conduct all kinds of search teams and use helicopters and possibly drones. Park rangers will know specific tracks and where to best search.’

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Mike Neville, former head of the Lambeth Missing Persons Unit, has offered hope to Jay’s family in a new interview(GB News)

Host Andrew Pierce noted Jay’s youth compared to Mosley, suggesting that he may have a better chance of surviving under harsh conditions due to his age and health.

Pierce said: “When I look at the pictures of him, he’s a fit guy. Let’s hope he has found a source of water and my prayers go out to his mother and the rest of his family,” he said. “Hopefully he’s just dehydrated and the police can treat him.”

Mr Neville pointed out a bright spot in the situation: “The great thing here is that it is far from the sea,” he noted. ‘The danger is that people will go into the sea. That’s a real problem. He seems to be on land on that island.’

Jay Slater’s last known location was Rural De Teno Park, where search efforts are currently being focused.(Data wrapper)

Jay, originally from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, last made contact on Monday when he called his mate to say he was trying to walk back to his digs after a night out – a journey that would take 11 hours on foot.

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