Headcam video footage of the dramatic rescue of a Nigerian man trapped for 3 days in a sunken tugboat 30 meters underwater is making headlines worldwide. The South African team of divers were sent to recover bodies, but miraculously discovered the cook, Harrison Odjegba Okene, still alive after being trapped in an airpocket for 3 days in complete darkness and without food or water. The rescue took place in May earlier this year, but the footage has only now been released.
Watch as the rescue diver receives instructions from another South African crew member to move through the boat and then see a hand moving in the murky water and discover the cook still alive.
Here’s the dramatic video.
The producers of that 127 hours movie, must already be working on a script.
“LAGOS, Nigeria — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 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 Okene’s rescue in May that was posted on the Internet more than six months later has gone viral this week.
As the temperature dropped to freezing, Okene, dressed only in boxer shorts, recited the last psalm his wife had sent by text message, sometimes called the Prayer for Deliverance: “Oh God, by your name, save me. … The Lord sustains my life.” [NationalPost]
Incredible story that.