Creepy and thrilling event. Talked about it ingame with some folks but I decided to post a thread ^^
A 2 year old kid fell in a 100 meter deep prospective well last week. Family was enjoying a picnic day in their olive grove/orchard and parents saw the boy suddenly falling:
The hole is so small. The width is about 25 centimeters (10 inches).... many people are questioning: how a kid can fall in such a tiny space?! TV and newspapers try to avoid uncomfortable questions, they just assume the boy is down there. I am pretty sure the police are investigating silently as there are some bizarre things in all this.
This is a video showing the interior of the well reaching 70 meter... the kid is not there, apparently that's a bunch of plugged soil or whatever (end of the video):
So it is a common happening that wells are not as deep as they are supposed to be. This country is a joke sometimes (spanish picaresque) so who knows if the well is 100 meter deep or just 70 meter.
Now this is a chart showing the rescue plan (Screwloose and oldchap you understand Spanish right??):
To make things even more tragic, this family lost another kid a year ago from a sudden heart attack. There are some conspiracy theories on the internet and people start talking about it with family and friends specially after 7 days, if the kid is truly there he is most probably dead. But in the past some people have been rescued alive after 15 days without food and water. Who knows!!!!
The official theory is that the boy is under some plugged material down that 70 meter mark.
So the most expensive machinery and specialized guys are now in place and excavating the mountain. Neighboors are helping the workers, giving out food, drinks and even allowing them to sleep in their houses for free. Workers are hard dedicated and don't want to stop they feel like this is their own son. The final phase is the more delicated as they should excavate manually to avoid vibrations and collapses.
The whole country wishes the best ending
Updated January 23: some problems with the tubes, miners still can't start the horizontal tunnel: https://www.straitst...r-julen-rosello
Hope you enjoyed the read. Will keep this updated. And remember: be careful with deep wells and holes in the ground!!!!
Edited by Dani, 23 January 2019 - 06:12 PM.