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Rescuers Work Tirelessly To Rescue Toddler Trapped in Well for 8 Days

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The world has watched intently for over a week now, hoping and praying that the boy who fell down a well in Spain is alive.

Two-year-old Julen Rosello was enjoying a picnic with his family on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, when he slipped into a borehole in Totalan, People magazine reported.

An outpouring of support from rescue workers and the community have given the boy’s parents hope their son will be found alive soon.

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“It’s as if Julen were everyone’s son,” engineer Angel Vidal told Reuters. Despite the passing hours and days, the efforts to rescue Julen have continued, showing there’s still hope for a miracle.

“We continue to work intensely, nonstop, and we hope to reach our desired goal very soon,” Vidal told the Guardian on day 6.

Now, 8 long days have passed, going into day 9. Complications have risen that have unfortunately slowed rescue efforts.

According to People magazine, Julen fell about 30 stories (or more) down the well that is too narrow for adults to enter.

The workers have been drilling for days, hoping to reach the same depth as the toddler so miners can manually dig a horizontal tunnel to where the boy fell.

Hard rock and granite have been unexpected challenges. As of Jan. 16, it was confirmed the drill reached 73 meters deep, according to The Associated Press.

The challenge has been getting past that point. A robotic camera was sent down as well, but it was also too large for the 360 feet deep and 10-inch wide hole.

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The camera only made it 229 feet, but was used to extract soil with Julen’s hair. The DNA sample was confirmed, according to NBC News.

“My wife is broken … we are dead inside,” Jose Rosello, Julen’s father, told reporters on Jan. 16. “But we hope we have an angel to get my son out of there.”

El Pais reported that rescuers have been working through the night. We will watch, wait and pray with this family, who has already lost so much.

According to El Pais, the Rosellos lost another child in 2017. The 3-year-old passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest.

This story is heartbreaking, but hope doesn’t wane until Julen is found. We all know the story of baby Jessica McClure, the 18-month-old who was trapped inside a well in 1987 and rescued 58 hours later.

While Julen’s time has far exceeded hers, his parents haven’t ceased hoping and praying. Our prayers will continue as well for the boy and his family during this time.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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