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Spain: Rescuers find body of missing toddler trapped inside borehole02:18

Spain: Rescuers find body of missing toddler trapped inside borehole

Spain, Totalan
January 26, 2019 at 07:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rescuers reached the body of Julen Rosello, a toddler who fell into a borehole almost two weeks earlier, near Totalan in the early hours of Saturday.

The rescue operation was complicated by the nature of the terrain as the hole is only 25 centimetres (9.8 inches) in diameter.

Rescue teams were working day and night in a 70-metre (229-foot) vertical shaft, which had been dug parallel to the borehole which the child fell into.

A specially-made cage was developed to go down the vertical shaft, with rescuers working through a four-metre (13-foot) wall of hard rock in a bid to reach the space where the toddler was believed to be trapped.

Rosello fell down a 110-metre (360-foot) deep borehole during a family outing near Totalan on January 13.

The borehole had allegedly been left uncovered; however, the businessman who had had it dug has claimed that the hole had been sealed.

Spain: Rescuers find body of missing toddler trapped inside borehole02:18
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Rescuers reached the body of Julen Rosello, a toddler who fell into a borehole almost two weeks earlier, near Totalan in the early hours of Saturday.

The rescue operation was complicated by the nature of the terrain as the hole is only 25 centimetres (9.8 inches) in diameter.

Rescue teams were working day and night in a 70-metre (229-foot) vertical shaft, which had been dug parallel to the borehole which the child fell into.

A specially-made cage was developed to go down the vertical shaft, with rescuers working through a four-metre (13-foot) wall of hard rock in a bid to reach the space where the toddler was believed to be trapped.

Rosello fell down a 110-metre (360-foot) deep borehole during a family outing near Totalan on January 13.

The borehole had allegedly been left uncovered; however, the businessman who had had it dug has claimed that the hole had been sealed.

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