TOTALAN — Rescuers on Saturday found the body of a two-year-old boy who fell in a well on 13 January in southern Spain after an unprecedented rescue operation fraught with glitches which had kept the country on tenterhooks.
Hundreds of people had been working round-the-clock under the media glare to try to reach Julen Rosello, who fell down a narrow shaft which is more than 100 meters (330 feet) deep while his parents prepared a lunch in Totalan, a southern town near Malaga.
“Unfortunately, at 1:25 am the rescue team reached the spot where they were looking for Julen and found the lifeless body of the little one,” the central government’s representative in the southwestern region of Andalusia, Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis, wrote on Twitter.
“All of Spain feels the infinite sadness of Julen’s family. We have followed closely every step to reach him,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wrote on Twitter.