Picture that revealed Julen minutes before he fell into the well
It was two o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday, January 13, when Julen's family was preparing a paella on an undeveloped farm and where a series of works had been undertaken.
The boy's mother was watching the boy but received a call to her cell phone and left him to his father, José. He went to prepare the fire for the rice and lost sight of Julen for just a few seconds that were fatal.
The boy had run out and when his father looked up he saw him fall through an illegal pit about 12 meters away from where his father was. Before falling into the 110-meter deep well, Julen was eating a bag of goodies.
Some works that had been done in the previous days in the area had made the stone that had used the well to seal the hole was moved and the hole was free.
This is the reconstruction that the Civil Guard has been able to carry out after its interrogation of the parents and several family members who even showed the aforementioned photograph as proof that the child was in the well.
Sources from the Armed Institute have confirmed to EL MUNDO that the bag found in the well is the same one that was in their hands when the photo was taken.
By the time of the extraction, a team of eight miners will go down two by two into the capsule and then the firemen will descend to attend Julen and take him to the surface.
🔴 #ÚLTIMAHORA El Gobierno desmiente que hayan localizado a Julen. El padre de Julen también confirma a ABC que no lo han localizado, informa J. J. Madueño https://t.co/qyyVoPkNXJ pic.twitter.com/XVOgq8oTcf— ABC.es (@abc_es) January 16, 2019
The rescue operation estimated about 55 hours for the completion of the vertical gallery of 60 meters deep, which means a speed of 1.1 meters per hour, which has been slowed down sometimes by the great hardness of the materials.
Bombero diseñando la cápsula para el rescate en tiempo récord...— Adrián Isidro ✈ (@addmoltbe) January 22, 2019
Conductores de camión conduciendo por donde no hay camino...
Mineros bajando más de 60 metros para realizar un trabajo sobrenatural sin apenas oxígeno...
Vosotros y mucha gente más...
SOIS UNOS HÉROES👏🏼#Julen pic.twitter.com/ISbU54vtLS
And that is precisely what makes them work against the clock, because every minute that passes, the chances of the child being alive are less.