Since Sunday, the two-year-old Spanish boy Christmas been caught in a 107 metres deep and 25 cm wide hole in the south of Spain.
In a fierce attempt to save the boy, the authorities now started to dig two tunnels to get down to the boy and rescue him before it is too late.
It writes the Washington Post.
on Thursday began the work to dig the two tunnels - a vertical and a horizontal.
- The most important thing is to reach the spot as soon as possible via the one or the other option, says engineer Juan López Escobar, according to the Spanish media El Pais.
rescue workers have made a sketch of where the tunnels to be dug. Photo: Jorge Guerrero/Ritzau Scanpix.
He estimates that it would normally take up to a month to dig the two tunnels, but also says that all the sails are set to make it faster.
- We are working on to make it as soon as possible to the child's health, says Juan Löpez Escobar, according to The Guardian.
The Spanish police get help to work from mineeksperter in the north of Spain, and Swedish experts, who helped to rescue the 33 miners in Chile in 2010.
The two-year-old boy fell down in the 107-metre long hole in the ground on Sunday 13. January, when he was on family visit in Totalán approximately ten kilometers from Malaga.
during the week, rescuers found evidence that the boy is down in it just 25 cm wide hole, but they have not made contact with the boy yet.
the 112 - 17. jan. 2019 - at. 11:11 Two-year boy has been located 107 metres under the ground in five days: the Father heard the crying from the depths
A small robot was lowered into the hole on Monday, where it found a bag of candy and a plastic cup, which the boy had had on him when he fell in the hole. They have also found hair that matches the boy's DNA.
rescue workers have not heard some sounds from the boy, but the father, 29-year-old José Rocío, tells the Washington Post that he heard the boy cry as he fell.
Since Sunday, the parents slept in their car to follow the rescue operation at close range.
José Rocio and his wife Victoria María García the last few days, got psychological help, while they pray for a miracle. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix