Not India but Spain struggles to rescue 2-year-old who fell down 360-ft borehole
Madrid, Jan 18: It is not uncommon to see such instances in India nowadays. But may be the occurrence of the same in a West European nation has shocked many.
A two-year-old boy fell into a 360-foot-deep well in Spain recently and the rescue workers are working overtime to bring the toddler out. Technical challenges, however, have impeded their efforts, reported People.com.
On Sunday, January 13, little Julen Rosello fell inside the borehole while he was out for picnic with his family in Totalan, off Spain's southern coast, as per an Associated Press report. The authorities had hoped to reach the boy by Friday but technical difficulties have hampered the progress.
According to a report in NBC News, mining engineer Juan Escobar said in a press conference on Thursday, January 17, that work was on from both sides to reach the boy.
"Without time to do a preview study of the area, we will face difficulties. The most important thing here is to be able to get close to the boy," Escobar said.
Julen perhaps feel into the hole after he got separated from his parents, according to AP. According to Washington Post, the boy cried as he fell and hasn't been heard since. The incident has caught global attention with concern pouring in for the boy and well wishes for the family.
Julen's father Jose Rosello was seen in tears as time passed by though the authorities were hopeful still that the boy would be saved.
In India, a number of such instances have happened in the past where little kids fell into open borewells dug sometime to trace water but left dangerously open. While in some cases, the lives were saved, they couldn't be on other occasions.