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Spain Totalán search: corpse of the missing boy found



  Rescue operations in southern Spain

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The boy's body was found in the early morning hours of Saturday

Rescuers in Spain found the body of a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole near the southern city of Málaga, officials say.

The boy named Julen disappeared into a narrow well over 1

00 m (330ft) deep during a family outing on January 13th.

Specialist teams worked day and night in a tunnel dug parallel to the narrow hole.

The body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning. 19659007] "At 01:25 am (00:25 GMT), the rescue workers reached the area of ​​the well where they were looking for Julen and found the little one's lifeless body," said Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis, the Central Government Representative in the region of Andalusia.

The accident occurred on a Sunday afternoon in a hilly plantation near the village of Totalán.

The 25 cm diameter well seemed to have been released, even though the businessman, originally dug one month earlier, had insisted he had sealed it.

Such manholes are dug in the hope of extracting water or oil.

Rescuers had found hair from the rubble from the well and compared it with DNA samples from the boy's bottle and his family to confirm his identity.

A small bag of sweets was sent down The hole was tracked by a camera, but at 73 m (240 ft) the camera encountered a blockage of earth in the shaft.

Rescue workers had not received a hopeful sign from the boy during the entire operation.

Julen's parents, José and Victoria, have had a tragedy before.

Residents of the nearby El Palo district say the couple's three years The old son Oliver died of a heart problem less than two years ago.

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The borehole into which Julen fell is only 25 cm in diameter


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