By Euro Weekly News Media • 16 April 2019 • 12:30
Photo of Teresa Ribera at the Cepsa plant in Tenerife.
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THE results of a post mortem on the body of two-year-old Julen showed the boy died from his fall down a 71-metre well in January.
According to Spanish media, the report also rejects the theory put forward by the owner of the land where the Julen fell suggesting the toddler was killed by subsequent rescue attempts.
The post mortem reportedly shows Julen died of trauma to his spine and head, “a few minutes,” after his fall.
Experts also revealed the boy did not free fall down the borehole but was, “slowed down,” by clothing and material from within the hole.
The report explained Julen had only sustained two fractures because his fall was slowed and due to the bone elasticity associated with his age.
Asked about land owner David Serrano’s theory rescue workers could have killed Julen with the instruments they used to reach the boy, one forensic expert said: “The answer to that question is no.”
Antonio Flores, one of Serrano’s lawyers, alleged a report compiled by his company shows Julen could have been killed by a long instrument reportedly used by rescuers to try to move a presumed blockage in the well and which turned out to be where Julen had landed.
During an ongoing negligent manslaughter trial, the three hikers who first assisted the family after Julen fell told a judge the well the boy fell down in Totalan was not visible to the naked eye. They also claimed they do not remember seeing concrete blocks near the opening, which David Serrano claimed he had put over the hole.
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