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Specialists worked day and night to try and reach the little boy. Ñito Salas
Netflix releases 13 Days, a documentary series about Julen, the little boy who fell down a borehole in Malaga

Netflix releases 13 Days, a documentary series about Julen, the little boy who fell down a borehole in Malaga

The three episodes tell the tragic story of the two-and-a-half-year-old and his family in a case that shocked the whole of Spain and made headlines around the world

Isabel Méndez

Malaga

Monday, 5 June 2023

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Netflix has released a documentary series about Julen, the little boy who was trapped at the bottom of a borehole for 13 days on the outskirts of a village in Malaga province. His plight shocked the whole of Spain and gripped the world as teams worked against the clock to try and rescue the toddler.

The documentary, called 13 Days, tells the whole tragic tale and how, on the final day, two-and-a-half-year-old Julen Roselló was found dead. He had accidentally fallen into the hole, which was barely 25 centimetres in diameter and more than 100 metres deep, on 13 January 2019 on private land in Totalán, east of Malaga city.

An autopsy confirmed Julen died as a result of the fall, which caused a fatal fracture to his skull. He was buried on 27 January in the El Palo cemetery.

The Netflix series consists of three 50-minute episodes. Produced by Secuoya Studios and directed by Hernán Zin, it features Julen’s family members, his parents, José Roselló and Victoria García, the engineer Ángel García Vidal, spokespeople from the rescue team including volunteers, and police forces, as well as journalists, including Diario SUR's Juan Cano, who followed the development of the story and the subsequent legal battle in the courts.

The documentary provides an insight into the case and includes some previously unpublished material that recalls the anguish the family experienced following what was meant to be just a happy family picnic, but instead ended in one of the most tragic incidents in Spain.

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