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Fri Dec 6, 2013, 01:39 AM

Sailor survives 3 days trapped at bottom of the Atlantic.

It must have been horrifying, dark, cold and sitting in 3 feet of water. You wouldn't even be able to tell what time it is or how many days had gone by.


Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean last May in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Mr Okene’s rescue that was posted more than six months later went viral this week.

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Divers sent to the scene were looking only for bodies, according to Tony Walker, project manager for the Dutch company DCN Diving, who were called to because they were working on a neighbouring oil field 75 miles (120 km) away.

The divers had already pulled up four bodies so when a hand appeared on the TV screen Mr Walker was monitoring in the rescue boat, showing what the diver in the Jascon saw, everybody assumed it was another corpse.

“The diver acknowledged that he had seen the hand and then, when he went to grab the hand, the hand grabbed him!” Mr Walker said.

“It was frightening for everybody. For the guy that was trapped because he didn’t know what was happening. It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen.”

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liberalla Dec 2013 #1

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Fri Dec 6, 2013, 07:20 AM

1. Wow. What a terrifying experience! The video was amazing. I read the description,

but the video was way more compelling. That was one LUCKY dude...

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