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Man found alive after 3 days in an air bubble in a shipwreck
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:53:15 PM »
http://www.businessinsider.com/video-man-alive-in-3-day-old-sunk-ship-2013-12

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Certainly the divers charged with recovering the bodies of sailors lost in a 3-day old shipwreck never expected to find a man alive.

The Jascon 4 tug had been guiding a Chevron oil tanker off the Nigerian coast in high seas when it capsized. The other 11 souls on board were locked in their rooms to keep safe from pirates, Nicole Pryor of New Zealand web publication Stuff reports.

Harrison Okene, the ship's cook, survived in an air bubble when he found his way to the bathroom.

From Stuff:

Somehow Okene survived, breathing inside a 1.2-metre-high bubble of air as it shrunk in the waters slowly rising from the ceiling of the tiny toilet and adjoining bedroom where he sought refuge, until two South African divers eventually rescued him.

The video just surfaced on the web recently. It shows the diver searching for bodies and coming upon a terrified and visibly distraught Okene.

"I was very, very cold and it was black. I couldn't see anything," Okene told Stuff. "But I could perceive the dead bodies of my crew were nearby. I could smell them. The fish came in and began eating the bodies. I could hear the sound. It was horror."



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/video-man-alive-in-3-day-old-sunk-ship-2013-12#ixzz2mTF8gJHs



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Re: Man found alive after 3 days in an air bubble in a shipwreck
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 09:02:03 PM »
Incredible.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Man found alive after 3 days in an air bubble in a shipwreck
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 09:38:05 PM »
That is one incredibly lucky man.
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Re: Man found alive after 3 days in an air bubble in a shipwreck
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 09:46:13 PM »
Odd that the oxygen would not have been depleted in that small space during that time.

Glad he got out. Shame about the others.
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Re: Man found alive after 3 days in an air bubble in a shipwreck
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 12:36:56 AM »
Worst nightmare but glad he made it!

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Re: Man found alive after 3 days in an air bubble in a shipwreck
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 12:58:11 PM »
After surviving that, I wouldn't be surprised if he never sets foot on another boat. Can't imagine what it was like down there.   :o
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