Man Trapped in the bottom of Atlantic Rescued after 3 Days

Man Trapped in the bottom of Atlantic Rescued after 3 Days

Amazing ly 100 feet down, on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, divers had already pulled four bodies out of the sunken tugboat. Then a hand appeared on a TV screen monitoring the recovery. It is incredible. This video shows how a man being rescued from a sunken boat is stunning.

Harrison Odjegba Okene from Nigeria was about 100 feet down, on the bottom of the ocean and dressed only in boxer shorts. For three days he had survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. When a hand appeared from the boat they assumed it was another corpse. “But when he went to grab the hand, the hand grabbed him!” Tony Walker, project manager for the Dutch company DCN Diving, said of the rescue in May. Harrison Odjegba Okene, the tug’s Nigerian cook, had survived for three days by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

“I was dazed and everywhere was dark as I was thrown from one end of the small cubicle to another,” Okene said in an interview with Nigeria’s Nation newspaper after his rescue. He groped his way out of the toilet and tried to find a vent, propping doors open as he moved. When he found a cabin of the sunken vessel that felt safe, he began the long wait, getting colder and colder.

Using hot water to warm him up, the rescue crew attached Okene to an oxygen mask. He was put into a decompression chamber and then safely returned to the surface. Before the slow ascent began, a voice on the video could be heard asking Okene to give a thumbs up if he understood what was about to happen. Slowly he raised his hand and stuck out his thumb.

“Good job, my friend. Well done,” the voice says. “You are a survivor.”

Check out here the amazing rescue!