BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) Central News Agency reported that Spanish rescue workers were still trying to rescue 2-year-old boy Roseyo, who fell into a deep well in the south a week ago. Although the excavation progress was hampered by hard rocks, experts still held the hope that he might survive.
According to reports, Rosayus parents were preparing a picnic near the town of Totaran, near Malaga, on the 13th, when a boy playing nearby fell into a well about 100 meters deep, and there has been no news since.
Because of the continuous collapse, the rescuers abandoned the original plan to rescue Roseyo with an inclined tunnel, instead drilling another vertical downward passage parallel to the original well, and will have a team of eight miners dig a horizontal tunnel to reach the possible location of Roseyo when it reaches 60 meters deep.
The engineer who oversees the operation, Jassia, said late on the 20th evening that excavators encounter hard granite, delaying progress. Now rescuers expect that if they can proceed at the current speed, only vertical wells will be excavated at the end of the night.
Rescue workers reportedly used detectors to search the bottom of the well and found a strand of Rosayus DNA-matched hair and a bag of candy with him when he disappeared, confirming that the boy was indeed in the well.
From a professional point of view, we believe what we are doing, we believe in the possibility of his survival, and we are all working for it, said Garvis, Director of the Civil Defence Bureau of Malaga. This is our hope and goal.
Cold weather is like a double-edged sword because on the one hand it can cause many negative consequences, said Karabano, a pediatrician at a Madrid hospital. On the other hand, hypothermia can slow down metabolism and strive for more survival time.
We all want better results in this matter, he said.
It is reported that Roseyou had a brother who died of a sudden heart attack in 2017 when he was walking along the beach with his family.
Police questioned Rosayus parents and an entrepreneur who was digging a well, saying it was routine for such investigations, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
It is reported that the well was not marked at the time of the accident, and local authorities in Andalusia said that the well did not obtain the necessary permission before it was excavated.
Source: Ji Xueying_NN6784, Responsible Editor of CNN