Photo of worker waist deep in muddy water fixing water pipe goes viral

One utility worker has no problem getting waist deep in muddy water for his job.

WFAA reported that Jimmie Cox, 23, was working on a water pipe that busted near the Dallas home of Andrea Adams when Adams noticed something she said was unbelievable.

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"When I walked back outside, the kid was in there," Adams told WFAA.

Cox had nearly his entire torso in the 5-and-a-half foot deep pool, trying to close the burst pipe.

Adams, in disbelief, wanted to capture the moment.

"Do you mind if I take your picture, because my husband is never going to believe this," she said."

Cox gave her the OK, and once Adams posted the photo to Facebook, she was flooded with comments.

"Within two hours, people in Brazil were commenting," she told WFAA.

But the photo has its drawbacks for Adams.

"I've shut down my Facebook, turned off my email," Adams said. "I had a call from a lawyer in Atlanta that wanted to use the photo."

WFAA reporred that Cox has received comments and messages on Facebook about the photo, but he said that despite the photo going viral, it's not unusual for his job.

"In this line of work, people do it a lot," he said.