At 23:28 on October 31, 2018, boats near the Second Yangtze River Bridge in Wanzhou, Chongqing, whistled at the same time, crashed into a 85-hour 20-minute bus at the bottom of the Yangtze River and were slowly pulled out of the water by a floating crane.
On the river bank about 400 meters away from the bus, Luo Mingwen, the silent leader of the Chongqing Blue Sky Rescue Team and the leader of the Wanzhou Blue Sky Rescue Team, noticed that Zhou Xiaobo, a 43-year-old sports teacher and a member of the team, was shivering slightly. He turned his head and, through the street lights and the lights from afar, saw two tears from Zhou Xiaobo falling on him. On the uniform.
He was a rescuer and an anxious family member, whose father, Zhou Daguan, was most likely to have crashed into the river with the No. 22 bus, after he had been told to identify the body.
At 10:08 on the 28th, the Wanzhou No. 22 bus was driving to the Second Yangtze River Bridge, when it suddenly crossed the central solid line, hit a car running normally, crossed the roadside and crashed into the river.
At 10:00 today, sad Zhou Xiaobo confirmed the unfortunate news by telephone to a reporter from China Youth Daily: Just now, I saw the body of my father, who was killed in this incident. As a family member, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who care about this rescue, especially to the government and all the professional rescues. The support team paid for our efforts.
In October 29th, Zhou Xiaobo (the right one on the boat and the left handrail) participated in the search and rescue. Pictures provided by blue sky rescue team
All sorts of information pointed to the tragedy cruelly and clearly: police told Zhou Xiaobo that his fathers old-age bus card use record prompted him to take the bus; at about 17 oclock on the 28th, he was called by the police to collect DNA information; on the 30th, divers and rescuers from the upper reaches of the Yangtze River about 28 meters, water depth of about 73 meters, presenting 3. After recovering the bodies of seven victims on a 0 degree inclined bus, he received a phone call again asking about his fathers physiognomy and clothes, and then informed him to go for confirmation before November 1.
Zhou Xiaobo is very familiar with the No. 22 bus. During the Spring Festival this year, his mother died. Most of the time since then, he has lived with his 76-year-old father on Loquat Pingdong Road on the North Bank of the Yangtze River in Wanzhou District, which is close to the Second Yangtze River Bridge in Wanzhou and is close to the bus stop of No. 22. They often take No. 22.
On October 28, the Wanzhou District held a sports meeting. In July this year, Zhou Xiaobo, a PE teacher who worked for the Wanzhou District Education Commission, will attend a meeting at the venue. Early in the morning, he drove his father along the way to the West Hills Park. Before parting, his father smiled and told him to work well. Be careful when you drive. I went to the Chrysanthemum Exhibition today and heard that the chrysanthemum blossoms are beautiful.
The old man got out of the car, and Zhou Xiaobo entered the meeting, completely unaware that there would be a huge disaster. During the meeting, my sister kept on dialing him, even if she hung up, and continued to dial. As soon as Zhou Xiaobo realized that something might be wrong, she heard her sisters urgent inquiry: Do you know where Dad is today?
He said he went to see the chrysanthemum show in the morning.
No, maybe something is wrong. Dad cant get through the phone.
It might be normal to get out of the phone for a while. Whats wrong?
You dont know yet? The circle of friends is everywhere. Today, a 22 road bus has washed down the Yangtze River from the Second Yangtze River Bridge.
Zhou Xiaobo immediately dialed his fathers phone, came you dialed the phone can not be connected, worried that he immediately asked leave to go home, the way, the micro-mail, telephone, SMS from the Wanzhou bus accident message spread everywhere.
No matter father is not on this bus, I have to save lives! Zhou Xiaobo recalls the mood of China Youth Daily reporter at that time. He is deputy captain of the Wanzhou blue sky rescue team, and there have been sixty or seventy large and small rescue operations over the years. On that day, he hurried home to change his rescue clothes and ran straight to the second Wanzhou Yangtze River Bridge.
The bridge deck was under control and he was released all the way in his rescue clothing.
Thinking of his father, Zhou Xiaobo trotted while hitting his fathers phone, still unable to get through, he ran to the bus washed out of the railings, looked down the bridge, the river fell about 30 meters away from the surface, My heart immediately sank.
Down the bridge, Zhou Xiaobo found that the Blue Sky rescue team has begun to rescue, he joined the running.
Apart from the police, the blue sky rescue team was almost the first aid force to arrive. Shortly after the tragedy, Luo Mingwen and others sent rescue equipment to the rescue site from the Wanzhou Blue Sky rescue team headquarters in the Yunshuijian District opposite the Jiangnan Middle School.
Zhou Xiaobo drove the assault boat, trying to find survivors on the river. He made a few rounds around the bus crash and found no miracle. Further expansion of search is still disappointing.
After three nights of falling into the river, Zhou Xiaobo lived in tents set up by the river.
He and his companion used sonar and underwater robot to try to determine the location of the bus. Every time he stopped, he would call his fathers phone again and again, and again and again the phone you dialed could not be connected.
His father, Zhou Daguan, who taught in Zhoujiacun, Wuling Town, began his career as a private teacher for more than 40 years, making him a respected local teacher.
The children from the neighboring village came to school with their meals. At noon, the food would be cold. The father would take the children home and give them hot meals. The children had a lively meal and went to school together.
My father began to earn only a few yuan a month, but he was very fond of me. Zhou Xiaobo said that although family conditions are not rich, parents always try their best to give their best. They would rather eat or wear themselves.
In 1998, Zhou Xiaobo joined the army for 4 years and retired from the army. He followed his father as a teacher. In 2005, he was transferred to Wen Luo primary school as a physical education teacher.
Fathers character deeply affected Zhou Xiaobo. In 2015, he joined the blue sky rescue team. My father was very supportive of my decision, and he cheered me up on it for the first Spring Festival after I joined the team.
As long as I told my father to go to the rescue, he would always support me and take care of everything in my family. Zhou Xiaobo, a devoted public welfare worker, was supported by his father and hardly ever missed the training and rescue of the Blue Sky Rescue Team. He has participated in the 2015 Oriental Star ferry wreck rescue. When I saw the childrens remains on the Oriental Star ship, my heart was twisted and I was urged to do all I could to participate in the rescue.
Last years earthquake relief in Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, was one of the biggest challenges to his own security.
At 22:35 p.m. on August 8, 2017, after confirming the news of the Jiuzhaigou earthquake, he and five other Wanzhou Blue Sky team members spontaneously participated in the search and rescue operation in the earthquake area.
In a dangerous area, they made the worst plan to search and rescue the trapped people. They found them by hiking and swimming all the way.
During the rescue operation in Jiuzhaigou, Zhou Xiaobo and his partners successfully searched 211 local residents in Jiuzhaigou and evacuated more than 2,000 people.
At that time, landslides were serious in many places, and we had to hold a walkie-talkie. When one man was moving forward, others looked at him from a distance and reminded him of the danger with a walkie-talkie. Everyone took turns to move forward. Everyone helped each other and finally walked through the landslides, which were often falling rocks. In the face of China Youth Daily reporter, Zhou Xiaobo recalled the situation at that time, he said, no regret for the risk at that time.
When we help others, we release the goodwill of the world, and at the same time, we feel the goodwill of the world towards us, which makes us feel warm and more happy in life. Every time a disaster occurs, I find that the hearts of all people are connected. He said that every time the rescue was completed and the local people said goodbye, the other side sincerely thanked him for forgetting the fatigue and risk in the rescue process. I love rescue more and more, love public welfare, and Im not tired of it, he said.
This time, his teammates are all in full force, even Guangdong, Guizhou and other places of the blue sky rescue team members rushed over. The local owner gave the hotel a free recharge of the rescue team. Most of the players didnt know about his father, but Zhou Xiaobo said: They not only brought their professional skills, but also gave me a comfort of love - although they didnt know about my father, but as the families of the victims, I felt more deeply about their efforts. I really thank them.
Ive always had hope that my father would be okay and would smile and talk to me and tell me to be safe. Ive expected such a miracle, but on the other hand, I know that if my father was in that car, the chances of survival would be very small. He said, I will be strong enough to face this matter. No matter what, I will not give up doing public good.
As a volunteer, I will do my best, this time and next time. I have rescued other peoples loved ones, and others have rescued my loved ones. This experience of mutual help and sharing difficulties has made me deeply aware that love can overcome the grief of any accident.
He was mentally prepared to receive his fathers record from the police. I know what it means, and I must be very sad, but I cant stop the rescue because of it, and I hope I can do something to find Dad.
I want to save him and tell him that I love him. The 43 year old man said.
Chongqing bus crashed into the river rescue team father killed: we must control emotions.
Chongqing Wanzhou Blue Sky Rescue Team rushed to the scene as soon as it received the rescue mission. Zhou Xiaobo, vice-captain of the team, was one of the first to rush to the scene to participate in rescue. However, it was not until after the rescue operation that Zhou Xiaobo knew that his father was also on the vehicle.