Vanguard (Lagos)

4 December 2013

Nigeria: Video of Nigerian Trapped in Ocean for Three Days Released

This newly released video shows the dramatic rescue of man who survived days underwater - in the wreckage of an overturned boat in the Atlantic Coast ... ( Resource: Nigerian Man Rescued After 3 Days Underwater

The video of a Nigerian who was trapped for three days in an air pocket of a sunken ship and discovered by divers has been released.

The recently released video taken by South African DCN Diving captured the intense rescue of the 29-year- old cook.

Harrison Okene, 29, was a chef on the Jascon 4, an oil company's ship, when the boat capsized and sank 100 feet into the ocean off the coast of Nigeria in May due to heavy ocean swells, Reuters reported at the time.

As the ship sank, Okene was washed away by the rushing water.

"Three men were in front of me and suddenly water rushed in full force," Okene told Reuters. "I saw the first one, the second one, the third one, just washed away. I knew these men were dead."

Of the 12 members on the crew, Okene was the only survivor, finding refuge in a small air pocket of the ship.

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