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MADRID | Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

MADRID | Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

MADRID — January 20, 2019— Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain.

Authorities said that a drill used to create a vertical shaft parallel to the waterhole has hit patches of increasingly hard rock.

“We are working through material that is becoming harder and harder, and that is why the drilling operation to make the shaft is being held up,” said Angel Garcia, the leading engineer coordinating the search-and-rescue operation.

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