PICS: Rescuers find body of Spanish toddler trapped in well for 12 days

Totalan, Spain – Spanish rescuers on Saturday found the dead body of a two-year-old boy who had fallen into a deep narrow well in southern Spain on January 13, a Spanish official said.

Miners had been drilling day and night to reach the boy, Julen, into the borehole – 100 metres (300 feet) deep and just 25 cm (10 inches) wide – which was blocked with soil.

"At 1:25 a.m. (0025 GMT), the rescue teams reached the area of the well where they were looking for Julen and they found the lifeless body of the little one," said a government spokesperson in Malaga.

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Julen’s parents embrace each other during a vigil as a miner rescuer team descends into a drilled well at the area where Julen, a Spanish two-year-old boy, fell into a deep well, in Totalan. File picture: Jon Nazca/Reuters

There had been no signs of life since the boy had fallen into the borehole as his family was walking through a private estate in Totalan in southern Spain. Rescuers found the well was blocked with soil, raising fears the well had collapsed on top the child. 

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Julen’s mother (L) Victoria Garcia reacts as she leaves her house after rescuers found the body of Julen in Totalan. Picture: Jon Nazca/Reuters

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