Efforts to save a child in Morocco who fell into a water well near the city of Chefchaouen is nearing its end.
The child, who local media have identified as a five-year-old boy named Rayan, was reportedly playing near the well in the northern town of Tamrout, 100km (62 miles) from Chefchaouen.
Rayan is believed to have fallen about 32m (104ft) through a narrow opening.
Despite suffering a significant fall, footage from a camera lowered into the well showed that the boy remains alive and conscious, though he appeared to be suffering from some minor head injuries.
The problem of this rescue is that the hole diameter is very, very small, about 25cm (9.8 inches).
By Thursday evening, rescuers reported they had dug down some 24 metres, but that around six metres still remained to reach the child.