China News Service, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, July 12th (Yuan Xin reporter Wang Haoyang) "There is a danger of a pipe surge near the Longwang Temple, and urgent treatment is required." On the morning of the 12th, the Furong section of the Fanghu embankment in Pengze County, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, was composed of 3 people. Formed a diving team and rushed to the scene after receiving the danger investigation command.
Captain Wu Xinhu briefly warmed up on the shore, then tied a signal rope around his waist, pressed the oxygen tube with his hand, and jumped into the muddy flood.
The signalman watched the signal rope nervously. "We are all connected by this rope. Moving the rope once and twice means to the left or right, and three times means to stop temporarily. If there is continuous shaking, you need to quickly pull the diver ashore."
On July 12th, the diving team in Fanghudi Furong Section, Pengze County, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, was exploring the danger situation. Photo by Yuan Xin
Because of the low water temperature and high water pressure, Wu Xinhu would go ashore for a short break every half an hour.
"Today's launch is the first time. Each of me and another backup diver will work underwater for 3 to 4 hours." After landing, Wu Xinhu panted, and when he took off the waterproof mirror, he could see that his eyes were affected. High pressure covered with red blood.
Underwater evacuation seems simple to operate, but it is very difficult to operate in practice. Wu Xinhu said that although he has many years of diving experience, it still takes nearly an hour to judge a hidden danger point in this flood environment.
"The difficulty has two main aspects. One is that the visibility under water is extremely poor. Finding the danger points is all by hand, and the other is that the physical exertion in underwater operations is too large and often requires a number of shore breaks." Wu Xinhu said that generally direct The pipe leaks are the ones that touch the leaks, and the leaks are the ones that have no grass around but the soil is loose. If the pipes are found, they will be blocked with wooden wedges to temporarily eliminate the danger.
"We are on call 24 hours a day, follow the instructions at any time, launch the water at the first time, and investigate and deal with every dangerous situation." Wu Xinhu said that this year their diving team will be stationed on the front line until the end of the flood season. (Finish)