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Search for missing Jay Slater called off by Spanish cops

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Police looking for missing Brit Jay Slater in Tenerife have ended their search after nearly two weeks.Jay, 19, disappeared on Monday, June 17, after trying to make a long walk back to accommodation on the island while there for the NRG rave festival.

The apprentice bricklayer had travelled to an AirBnB in the village of Masca - about a 40 minute drive from where he was staying - before trying to walk back.The Civil Guard today (Sunday) said the near fortnight-long search, which has involved sniffer dogs, a helicopter and mountain rescue experts looking in mountainous terrain, had been brought to an end.

A spokeswoman said: "The search operation has now finished although the case remains open."The search formally ended at 10am on Sunday morning, with media turning up to the usual viewpoint meeting spot at the search site only to find it deserted.

Just 24 hours earlier, around 30 rescue workers and dozens of journalists converged on the area following an appeal for help from volunteers by Tenerife's top cop Angel Sanz Coronado.A well-placed source said: "The daily operation which has been going on in and around Masca close to where Jay was last seen has been brought to an end.

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