Spanish rescue teams search for missing British teenager in Tenerife ravine


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  • Friday, 21 Jun 2024

Police officers search for a missing British youth in the Masca ravine, on the island of Tenerife, Spain, June 20, 2024. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

TENERIFE, Spain (Reuters) - Spanish rescue teams were searching an area around the Masca Ravine in Tenerife island's remote national park on Thursday for a British teenager who went missing on Monday, a spokesperson for the emergency services said.

Dozens of police officers, rescue teams and fire fighters have been looking in the steep valley located on the Canary island's Western coast with dogs, drones and a helicopter since Wednesday.

"Given the information we have, we do not rule out any hypothesis," the spokesperson said.

The investigation showed the teenager, aged 19, was probably somewhere in the wild, forested area located above the island's shore, she said.

A rescue officer told Reuters a relative received a message from the teenager before he went missing saying he had suffered a leg injury.

(Reporting by Borja Suarez and Inti Landauro, editing by Aislinn Laing and Bill Berkrot)

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