Police investigation and rescue teams are in a desperate race against time in an attempt to find a two-year-old boy who has fallen in the depths of 350 feet in the Costa del Sol on the Costa del Sol.
The toddler, named as Yulen alone, went into the 15-inch wide hole on Sunday afternoon, which was located on the grounds of a number of family friends, while his parents prepared lunch in the neighborhood.
One family member told the police that she heard the boy cry a few seconds after he disappeared, but since then there are no signs of the child's life.
The heartbreaking story has become all the more tragic today, as Yulen's parents Vicky and Jose lost a child two years ago.
Race against time: this photo, posted by local firefighters, shows the small hole of 15 in the woman that the young man fell yesterday afternoon
Three-year-old Oliver, Yulen's older brother, died of a heart attack in May 2017 when the missing boy was only a few months old.
Emergency services have worked all night on the estate near the Costa del Sol in Malaga to reach the boy.
A camera lowered in the pit can not record sound or images indicating whether the boy is dead or alive, although a blockage thought to be a minor landslide has been observed.
A bag of candies that Yulen wore – which hung on the inside of the wall of the well when it fell – was also discovered
The shaft, which is too narrow for an adult to enter, was bored a month earlier during the water inspection and was not covered or protected, local media report.
Gamez says that rescuers are trying to prevent the small diameter of the well being blocked, which can have water at the bottom, with falling earth as they search for the boy.
Yulen's parents, a 20-year-old living near El Palo in Malaga, enjoyed a day in the countryside with friends who owned an estate near where the boy was last seen.
Tragedy: the two-year-old boy, named only as Yulen, fell into the deep pit on a rural estate in Malaga, the Spanish Costa del Sol, while his parents were having lunch in the neighborhood
Mission: More than 100 firefighters and aid workers in southern Spain are looking for the two-year-old
They were busy preparing Sunday lunch in an area near a pre-historic cemetery known as Cerro de la Corona, a 20-minute drive from their home when their son disappeared around 2 pm yesterday.
A spokesman for the Guardia Civil, who said that the information about the circumstances of the disappearance of the youngster came from the family, told the local press: "The operation will continue as long as necessary.
& # 39; The father of the boy and a coordination center of the local emergency services called the police around the same time at two o'clock & # 39; in the afternoon to inform us of what had happened. & # 39;
The outgoing president of Andalucia, Susana Diaz, counted: & # 39; After concerns about what happened in Totalan, Malaga.
All my thoughts and support for parents, family and friends, as well as the rescue teams working in the area. & # 39;
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez added: "I share the fear of the two-year-old family who fell into a well in Totalan, Malaga.
Search: it is not clear if there is water on the bottom of the hole that was reportedly made by prospectors last December
& # 39; All my support for the parents and the emergency teams that participate in the rescue.
We continue to hope for the best result. & # 39;
Emergency services are concerned that the young person is under a bank of wet sand, lying at a height of 250 feet in the pit, which is supposed to be the result of a mini-landslide.
Around 100 people, including police, firefighters, civil protection workers and private sector experts, are participating in the operation.
The pit is not wide enough for an adult to squeeze. Rescue teams would consider digging a hole parallel to the hole the boy fell to reach him.
A spokesman for a local emergency services coordinator said: & # 39; The work to reach the bottom of the well where a two-year-old has fallen on early Sunday afternoon continues.
& # 39; Search teams work tirelessly to save the younger, although there is no news for now. & # 39;