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January 28, 2019

{{Updates}} 2 Yr Old Boy Still Trapped in 10 Inch Wide 330 Foot Deep Hole 2 UPDATEs FOLLOW

UPDATE:...Sat. Jan. 27.2019    The body of the boy has been found and no one is surprised the boy was no longer alive. Everyone grieves for his parents.
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 Father of Julen Rosello

Crews are preparing to carefully dig a tunnel on Friday in hopes of rescuing the 2-year-old boy who’s been trapped in a hole for five days in Spain.

Drilling equipment and giant pipes were delivered to the site in Totalan, located in the southern part of the country, to start work on a vertical tunnel to reach little Julen Rosello.

“The priority now is the works on the vertical tunnel,” said a spokeswoman for the regional government in Malaga.

The toddler slipped down the nearly 330-foot-deep hole, which is just 10 inches wide, on Sunday after wandering away from his parents as they prepared lunch.

Rescue efforts have been thwarted by a blockage created by soil and rocks about two-thirds of the way down — prompting workers to dig alternative holes to try to reach the boy.

“The terrain’s geology is complicated, and that’s slowing down the works,” said Angel Garcia, the leading engineer coordinating the search-and-rescue operation.

Authorities said Julen could still be alive if there is enough oxygen under the obstruction.

With Post wires

Follow up:
 I would like to follow up on the latest and report that this is not the first toddler this family is lost in tragic unusual circumstances.
A funeral was held Sunday for the toddler who fell into a deep borehole in Spain, ending a frantic search that lasted nearly two weeks. The search for 2-year-old Julen Roselló captivated people around the world, and hundreds of people reportedly attended his memorial service in Spain’s Málaga province to pay their respects. In 2017, according to the newspaper, the family’s 3-year-old son, Oliver, died of cardiac arrest during a family walk on the beach

January 18, 2019

300 Ft. Deep Down Trapped in a Well Lies a 2Yr Old Boy in Spain

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 300 ft down a boy lies, Everyone hopes alive

The well is over 300 feet deep, but less than a foot wide. And somewhere in its depths a 2-year-old boy is believed to be trapped.

Frantic efforts to rescue the toddler, Julen Roselló, have been underway in the countryside northeast of the port city of Málaga after he was said to have slipped down the well while his parents were preparing Sunday lunch.

About 100 rescuers have been working at the site, covered round-the-clock by the Spanish news media, while Julen’s father has made repeated pleas on television for every effort to be made to find his son alive.

On Wednesday, the authorities in southern Spain announced that according to a preliminary DNA test, hair found in mud excavated from the well was the boy’s, confirming his presence. He is believed to be more than 250 feet underground, beneath earth dislodged by his fall. 

The rescue operation includes specialists dispatched from Asturias, the coal mining region of northern Spain, as well as a Swedish company that provided the technology to help save 33 Chilean miners trapped for two months underground in 2010.

To reach Julen, rescuers are drilling two separate tunnels, one of which runs closely parallel to the well while the other is designed to open an alternative horizontal access route, using as a starting point a platform excavated into the hillside near the well.

They are also using special machinery to remove earth that is blocking access to the deepest section of the well, and installing a tube inside the shaft to reduce the risk of more earth falling into the well.

José Roselló, Julen’s father, told reporters that “we have an angel that will help my son come out alive as soon as possible.” Julen’s parents already lost their first son, who died when he was 3 from a congenital heart defect.

María Gámez, a local official in Málaga, told reporters on Wednesday that preliminary DNA testing was conducted on hair found within some of the muddy earth extracted from the well, which amounted to the first “scientific evidence” confirming that Julen was down below. 

Jesús Esteban Gutiérrez, a colonel from Spain’s military police, told local news media that a dozen teams were involved in the rescue operation, but the police had also received over 60 additional offers of help from companies worldwide. “We’ve lost count,” he said.

The media spotlight on the rescue operation in southern Spain is reminiscent of that triggered by past efforts, like the one last year that saved 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave system in Thailand.

Another hopeful parallel may be the case of Jessica McClure, who fell down an abandoned well in Texas as an 18-month-old in 1987, and remained trapped for 58 hours until rescuers completed a parallel shaft and pulled her out. She was caked with dirt, but healthy.

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July 9, 2018

Operation to Save The Remaining Boys Has Begun

July 7, 2018

Alternative Efforts to Rescue the Boys Ramps Up and The First Casualty

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Rescue teams thrashed through dense forest hundreds of meters above a cave complex on Friday, searching for an alternative way to extract 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside for nearly two weeks.  
BREAKING Navy SEAL diver rescuing Thai boys trapped in cave dies from lack of oxygen
 Their work above the Tham Luang cave near Thailand’s northern border with Myanmar took on added urgency as forecasts for rain threatened a plan to bring the boys back through cramped, water-logged passageways to the cave entrance. 
     Military personnel gathers near oxygen tanks near the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 6, 2018.  
 “We want to find the way down. I believe we are close,” Thanes Weerasiri, president of the Engineering Institute of Thailand, told Reuters at a makeshift camp for volunteers and media near the cave. 
Helicopters buzzed overhead before flying to the dense blanket of green hills above the cave to help look for an alternate extraction route. 
Rescue efforts since British divers found the team on Monday have focused on draining the flooded cave and teaching the boys – some of whom are as young as 11 and not competent swimmers – to attempt dives that would challenge expert cavers.  
The death of a former Thai Navy SEAL working in the flooded cave on Friday has shaken the rescue mission, and forecasts for more rain could undermine the draining of the cave, forcing officials to consider other options. 
Thanes’ engineers are working with the army to explore an area they believe to be the back end of the cave, chiseling away fragile limestone rocks that he said could be just hundreds of meters from where the boys are trapped. 
“Originally we were exploring it as a way to bring supplies to the children from the back end of the cave, but now it could become more,” said Thanes. 
Military personnel walks in line as they prepare to enter the Tham Luang cave complex, where 12 boys and their soccer coach are trapped, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Chalongchai Chaiyakum, a senior Thai army officer, said that one team traveled some 300 meters down a shaft on the hill on Thursday until they reached a dead end. 
He said that up to 200 people are exploring the hill to try to find a workable shaft.  The muddy bank where the boys are stranded is some 4 km (2.5 miles) from the front entrance of the cave, with sections of the final 1.7-km stretch completely underwater. 
Drilling down raises concerns that parts of the cave could collapse on the boys. Efforts to widen diving channels have raised similar fears about blocking narrow passageways and hemming the team in. 
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that engineers from his firms - SpaceX and The Boring Company - were heading to Thailand to see if they could assist the rescue.   The firms have “advance ground penetrating radar” that is “pretty good at digging holes” or technology that could “create an air tunnel underwater” for the children to traverse, Musk said earlier. 
The Thai government said Musk’s team could help the rescue operation with location tracking, water pumping or battery power. 
Relatives of the boys, some of whom have camped at the site for weeks, say all they want is the safest exit for their children. 
“I’m worried...he has never dived,” said Somboon Kaewwongwan, the father of a 16-year-old boy trapped in the cave. 
Additional reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng; Writing by John Geddie; Editing by Darren Schuettler

July 4, 2018

The 12 Boys Lost in The Cave Were Found But Getting Them Out Could Take Weeks to Months

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 Food, Oxygen, and Equipment are being Taken to the Boys. The Cave system is over four miles and the kids are about one third down the cave system. There are other connecting caves in the system. The only way to get to the boys or the boys out is diving through the water and is not a short distance and the water is not clear water. You can't see in front of your face 🦊 which makes it unnerving for someone, not experience.

 The rescue of 12 members of a boys’ soccer team and their coach trapped in a northern Thailand cave could take months, the navy said Tuesday, as officials weigh the best extraction options after a dramatic nine-day search.  
Thai authorities are committed to “100 percent safety” in extracting the boys and their coach from a partially flooded network of caves, said Narongsak Osatanakorn, governor of Chiang Rai province, according to the Associated Press. Options include coaching the boys on how to use special breathing masks or draining water from the cave. None of the boys can swim or dive.
The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach, went missing on June 23. They were exploring a cave complex in a forest park in northern Thailand, close to the border with Myanmar. Local and international rescuers, including a team of Thai navy divers and cave experts, had spent days trying to locate the team, but muddy waters complicated their efforts and blocked access to the chambers of the cave complex. The search for the boys gripped the nation and the world, and it ended Monday evening when two British divers found the team on a dry patch in one of the flooded chambers. 
In a video posted by the Thai navy on its Facebook page, the boys are seen huddled on a rock in mud-stained T-shirts and shorts surrounded by water. 
“How many of you are there — 13? Brilliant,” a member of the rescue team, speaking in English, said to the boys. “You have been here 10 days. You are very strong.” 

The members of a youth soccer team and their coach are pictured moments after they were found inside the Tham Luang cave complex in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, Chiang Rai province, Thailand. (Royal Thai Army//EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
When one of the boys asked if they could leave the cave, the rescuers replied that they could not yet but that many people were coming for them. 
“Navy SEAL will come tomorrow, with food and doctors and everything,” the rescuer said. 
The Thai military has confirmed that it is preparing for long-term food supplies and diving training for the group. Waters in the cave must recede to safe levels before the boys can be safely extracted, experts say. Engineers have been pumping water out of the cave, but more precipitation is expected as the rainy season hits the area.  
Options for extraction include drilling through the cave to find another entrance in among the caverns. But experts have warned that this could take a very long time, and be difficult and the boys are in a small space. Diving them out has been floated as the fastest but among the most dangerous extraction methods. A Thai official said that the boys may have no choice but to try to swim out, ahead of bad rains predicted later this week, according to the Associated Press.
Khaosod English, a Bangkok-based news organization, reported that officials are calling for donations of small diving masks that would fit the boys, as regular diving equipment could be too dangerous. 
Thai prime minister urges rescue workers not to 'rush' getting boys to safety
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha praised the rescue teams for finding the soccer team trapped in a cave but urged them not to rush the rescue operation. 
Officials say they have performed an informal medical evaluation and determined that most of the boys are in stable condition. No one has any critical injuries, said Chiang Rai’s governor.  
The British Cave Rescue Council, a voluntary underground rescue operation, has been in touch with the British divers who located the boys. In an interview with the BBC, the council’s vice chairman, Bill Whitehouse, said the divers described the dive as “gnarly.” 
There were “complications and problems,” said Whitehouse, “They were having to swim against the currents and pull themselves along the walls. The visibility wouldn’t have been very good.”
The dive took about three hours, he added. The cave system is at least four miles long, and waters can reach depths of 16 feet during the monsoon season, which lasts through October.

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