Watch This Man Get Rescued After Being Trapped At The Bottom Of The Ocean For Three Days

1. This is the moment divers found Harrison Okene at the bottom of the sea, off the coast of Nigeria.

2. In May, his tugboat capsized.

He survived in a 4ft sq air pocket for three days with just a bottle of Coca Cola.

3. He was unexpectedly discovered alive by a South African dive team on a body recovery mission.

4. Okene was on the toilet when the boat sank. He prayed as water seeped into the air bubble. As quoted by The Guardian:

All around me was just black, and noisy. I was crying and calling on Jesus to rescue me, I prayed so hard. I was so hungry and thirsty and cold and I was just praying to see some kind of light.

5. There were fears his heart wouldn’t pump back on land because of the amount of nitrogen he’d absorbed.

Once he’d been taken to the surface, Okene spent two days in a compression chamber.

6. He was the sole survivor of the disaster: eleven other crew members lost their lives. He has been safely reunited with his family. Here’s the full video:


This post has been corrected to properly credit The Guardian.

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