Rescuers struggle against the time to find a small child who dropped a 350 meters well in front of his terrible parents.
The family of the two-year-old, who was only named Christmas, prepare lunch with friends on a day trip and could not reach him until he fell through the 15-inch hole.
His father called the police and a major operation was launched Sunday.
A relatively told officers they heard him cry seconds after he disappeared. But the screams have since stopped for fear that he might have sunk into a mixture of sand and water at the bottom.
Relatives were seen on the pitch yesterday, when more than 100 firefighters, police and mountain riders planned to reach Christmas. 1
Another hole will be bored next to the well and the nearby hillside is excavated to bring the camera down and to tunnel to him, as a team continues to search and excavate the well.
Bernardo Molto of the Guardia Civil said: "The first option involves removing the ground with a truck that is going to take it away.
" The other is digging a hole running parallel to existing with the extra problem that the hole is not anchored and it must first be shortened to prevent it from collapsing.
"The third alternative to be approved is an excavation from the mountain."
A bag of candy and cup Christmas bar has been recovered from the hole in the country estate near Malaga, on Spain's Costa del Sol.
A camera sent into the opening failed to capture sound or images indicating that he was alive, but a blockage that thought to be a small landslide was seen 250 meters down.
The hole was allegedly created in December in December by prospectors and then covered of stone.
Christmas parents have been named locally as Vicky and Jose, who are in their 20s and live in the El Palo neighborhood of Malaga.
The reports said they lost their three-year-old son Oliver to an unexpected heart attack two years ago.
They enjoy a day in the countryside with friends a 20 minute drive from home and prepare paella for Sunday lunch near a prehistoric burial ground as Christmas fell into the well at around 2 pm.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said: "I share the anxiety of the family of the two-year-old who has fallen, doing a well in Totalan, Malaga."
Government representative in The María Gámez region said rescuers looked at "any technical option" The cave is too narrow for an adult to enter.
Emergency service fear Christmas is under the bank of wet sand discovered 250ft down. At noon yesterday, only 30 cm of soil had been removed from the shaft.
Elias Bendodo, president of the provincial council of Malaga, said that searchers and rescue teams "would not stop until they found him".