Does this man have the worst job in the world?

Mexican sewer diver Julio Cu Camara has what many would regard as the worst job in the world.

Tasked with keeping one of the world's largest sewer systems flowing, the 52-year-old takes the plunge several times a month to manually remove blockages.

Julio Cu Camara prepares for another dive
Julio Cu Camara prepares for another dive Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

He has found dead humans, horses, weapons and car parts over the 30 years he has been doing the job.

Julio Cu Camara stands in the cage and prepares to be lowered
Julio Cu Camara stands in the cage and prepares to be lowered Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

He uses a diving suit and helmet that weigh more than 40 kg to protect him from the city's detritus.

Fresh air is pumped into his suit from the surface and he also has a small microphone in his helmet for communicating with his team.

Julio Cu Camara is lowered done into the city's sewer system
Julio Cu Camara is lowered done into the city's sewer system Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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