By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 January 2019 • 14:08
RESCUE: More than 100 officials are involved in the rescue mission.
Photo: @delegadouned and @paco_guzman_
TWO-YEAR-OLD, Julen, fell into a well over 100 metres deep in Totalan, Malaga, at 2pm Sunday.
According to Spanish press, the family were spending the day in the countryside near where the incident occurred.
Local emergency services were called to the scene and a rescue mission was put into action.
Attempts to rescue the toddler have so far been unsuccessful as the team has only been able to find a bag of sweets that allegedly belonged to the child.
The well in which Julen fell has a 25-centimetre diameter and is allegedly a source of water for a private estate, whose ownership is unknown.
The spokesman of the Guardia Civil of Malaga has explained that ‘the rescue team has been testing several different ideas and materials to try and reach the child.’
The rescue is extremely complicated due to the small diameter of the well, and the team is trying to excavate the area without causing an earth landslide into the well.
So far, it has been possible to reach over 70 metres deep though it’s not known how far down Julen is.
More than 100 officials are involved in the rescue mission.
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