TOTALAN, Spain (Reuters) – Heavy trucks brought drilling equipment and giant pipes as rescue workers prepared on Friday to dig a tunnel in an effort to reach a two-year-old boy who has been trapped in a deep well in southern Spain since Sunday.
“The priority now is the works on the vertical tunnel,” said a spokeswoman for the regional government in Malaga.
Officials said on Thursday they were not losing hope of finding the boy alive, but the operation would take at least a few days.
A second tunnel is also planned after rescuers have erected a platform to remove earth and debris.
The child, Julen, fell into the well which is just 25 cm (10 inches) wide and 100 meters (yards) deep as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan, Malaga.
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