Photo Surfaces of Utility Worker Submerged Up to His Waist

Photo Surfaces of Utility Worker Submerged Up to His Waist

Hood County, Texas:Photo Surfaces of Utility Worker Submerged Up to His Waist

Andrea Adams took the photo of Jimmie Cox, 23, while he was fixing a burst water line in her driveway last week. Adams told WFAA she shut down her Facebook account after the photo was widely shared.

The hole was about five-and-a-half foot deep. There was a lady running around,” he said.

At first, he simply went under to try and stop the leak.

When that wasn’t going to work, he and his team had to go a step further.

“I wasn’t even able to get the clampers, so we had to cut it and put a valve on there when it was underwater,” he said.

He also has gotten random Facebook messages and comments about the photo.

“Asking me, essentially, what the hell I was doing,” Cox said.

Adams said she is glad the young man showed up when he did. And she says the photo proves he goes above — or in this case, below — and beyond when he’s on the job.

“I’m real proud of him,” she said.