So heartbreaking. Nearly two weeks after a 2-year-old boy named Julen Rosello fell down a well in his native country of Spain, the entire ordeal came to a tragic end. On January 26, Julen was found dead by a rescue mission team just 13 days after his accident. Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis, Spain’s central government representative in the southwestern region of Andalusia, confirmed the news via Twitter.
“Unfortunately at 1:25 a.m. this morning, the rescue teams have accessed the point of the well where Julen was sought and have located the lifeless body of the child,” Gomez de Celis wrote on Twitter, translated from Spanish. “The judicial commission has been activated. My condolences and condolences to the family. D.E.P.”
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also offered his condolences to the Rosello family after their son’s tragic death. “All of Spain joins the infinite sadness of Julen’s family. We have followed closely every step to reach him,” Prime Minister Sanchez wrote on Twitter, translated from Spanish. “We will always appreciate the tireless effort of those who searched for him [for] all these days. My support and love to your parents and loved ones.”
According to People, the heartbreaking discovery came after emergency teams discovered Julen’s body at the bottom of a 360-foot hole. The 2-year-old fell down the well while playing during a picnic with his parents in Totalan, which is a village off Spain’s southern coast.
The hole that Julen fell down was too narrow for an adult to fit into, according to the Associated Press. So a team of 100 firefighters and emergency workers assembled to search for the boy, using robotic cameras.
On Wednesday, January 16, Julen’s father addressed reporters and revealed that he and his wife were still hopeful that Julen would be found alive. “My wife is broken … we are dead inside,” Jose Rosello told reporters, according to NBC News. “But we hope we have an angel to get my son out of there.”
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