Jay Slater’s rumors and ‘horrible lies’ leave family and friends heartbroken and set the record straight – World News

Jay Slater, 19, has been missing in the mountains of north-west Tenerife since June 17 and his friends and family have been trolled with false claims on social media.

Jay has been missing in Tenerife for a week, but trolls make the search for his family even more difficult(Instagram)

As the search continues for missing teenager Jay Slater, his loved ones face a barrage of online abuse from heartless trolls, adding to their distress. The 19-year-old from Lancashire has been missing since June 17 after disappearing in the mountains north-west of Tenerife.

He had spent the previous night at an Airbnb rental before disappearing after “walking alone” in a remote part of the island. The Civil Guard, fire crews and mountain rescue teams that travel through the vast and ‘treacherous’ Teno Rural Park have participated in the rescue mission to find Jay. Jay’s family and friends also flew to the island to help in the search. Meanwhile, Jay’s mother, Debbie Duncan, confessed that she has “barely slept” and that she is “desperate with worry.”

Despite the agony of Jay’s disappearance, his loved ones have also had to deal with numerous false accusations on social media, including claims that they were “partying on boats” and incorrect reports that Jay’s body had been found. Jay. Rachel Harg, the mother of Jay’s best friend and the administrator of the Find Jay Slater Facebook group, expressed her devastation at the trolling, slamming another fake post and revealing that it left her “absolutely heartbroken.”

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Jay Slater’s heartbroken mother Debbie Duncan is ‘at her wit’s end’ amid ongoing search((television broadcast)

Rachel was outraged after a video circulated online falsely suggesting she was partying on a boat instead of searching for a missing teenager. She clarified in a post: “This is another horrible lie about me. First of all, it’s not me! I took the video on my last vacation on a boat trip, the lady in this video, I don’t know, it was just me recording the trip I was taking with my family.” (sic)

“Secondly, when I went to Turkey in April, someone stole this clip and said I’m in Tenerife partying. I’m here looking for my son’s best friend, not partying, if anyone saw this!!!! !!!!!” Rachel ended her message with “Absolutely heartbroken. It was a previous holiday,” accompanied by a broken heart emoji.

The fake post with lies about one of the friends, Rachel Louise Harg (Rachel Louise Harg / Facebook)

The mother of Jay, the missing teenager, expressed her confidence in the authorities to the Daily Mail: “The Spanish police are doing a good job and they are informing us from the consulate so we trust them. I know people in the United Kingdom have also presented about those who were at the festival and are giving details of what they know, but they haven’t told me anything about it. Jay’s very good friends at home have also been there and have put up signs. The kids and like me we just want it. at home”.

Jessica, a 19-year-old engineer and one of Jay’s friends involved in the search, shared her frustration with the newspaper. Describing herself as Jay’s ex-girlfriend, she condemned the spread of harmful rumors by “online sleuths” and urged keyboard warriors hiding behind their screens to end their harmful behavior.

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