Amazing video shows underwater rescue of Nigerian cook Harrison Okene

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See for instance The Daily Caller, and the story from back in June

A new video on LiveLeak.com shows the amazing underwater rescue of a Nigerian man stuck nearly three days in an air pocket 100 feet underneath the Atlantic Ocean.

Harrison Okene was on a tugboat off the Nigerian coast last June when a heavy swell caused the vessel to capsize. His 11 colleagues drowned quickly, but Harrison was able to find an air pocket as the ship sunk into the darkened depths.

After three days underwater listening to large sea creatures fight over his comrades’ corpses, Okene was found by a group of very surprised South African rescue divers. ”He’s alive! He’s alive!” an excited rescuer exclaims on video as Okene visibly gives thanks to God.

http://youtu.be/cr9zNznYd98

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