The Town Of Totalan In Despair As Rescuers Still Search For Missing Two-Year-Old Child Who Fell Into A 110-Metre-Deep Hole
January 17, 2019 11:06 By Mambee
Over 100 firefighters and emergency workers have joined the search for a two-year-old boy who fell into a narrow and deep well in Southern Spain.
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The narrow well, which is 110 meters deep, and 25cm in diameter, has made it almost impossible for the rescuers to go down there.
On Monday, a camera was reported to have made it to 229 feet out of the 360 feet deep well.
Un niño de 2 años cae por pozo de 100 metros de profundidad en la población de Totalán en la provincia de Malaga, España. Las autoridades trabajan intensamente para lograr rescatarlo. pic.twitter.com/Zw0vtS8LIK— Gregorio Marrero (@gregmarrero) January 14, 2019
Yulen, the missing boy, fell down the hole early Sunday afternoon while he was walking with his family and playing.
On Tuesday, emergency workers began digging in the hole in a frenzy to reach the lost child.
Police officers and underwater teams were also present in Totalán, a town in the southern province of Málaga, to assist in the rescue mission.
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As reported by The Guardian, Maria Galvez, the provincial representative of the Spanish government, said that the teams are putting a huge effort into creating a secure alternative route by digging a tunnel that would intersect the well. However, workers need to proceed carefully to prevent an collapse within the well.
Also, a bag of candy the boy carried when he fell was found with the aid of the camera.
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It was found some 75 meters down the shaft, and rescuers were unable to get their equipment further down.
Vicky and Jose Garcia, Yulen's parents, remain ervently hoping for the safe return of their baby. A group of trauma experts and psychologists have been providing support for the family.
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Bernardo Moltó, a spokesman for the Málaga Guardia Civil, reported that the teams were working on clearing the layer of wet sand but they were also considering sinking a parallel shaft to locate and rescue Yulen.
“So far, what we’ve managed to do is drill into that blockage a bit. We’re going to try to clear the earth with a truck-mounted machine and try to dig a parallel tunnel, but to do that, we need to shore up the shaft to reach the boy.”
We sympathize with the family and everybody that cares about Yulen. We pray for his safe return and commend the teams for their hard work in ensuring they bring the little boy back.
Also, the thoughtfulness of the trauma experts and psychologists helping the family's mental health during this challenging time shouldn't go unnoticed.
We pray to hear the good news soon.